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Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler

Legal Assistance Office

ABOUT US

*Tax Season has concluded. Tax season will resume in February 2018.*

1. ABOUT US:

A. Mission: To foster the operational readiness of the armed forces through the provision of legal assistance services to eligible clients and customers in the Pacific Region through private attorney consultations regarding personal civil legal affairs and presentation of preventative law/pre-marital/pre-deployment/estate planning briefs to units of III MEF and MCIPAC.

 

B. Eligibility: Services are provided to active duty military (all branches), military dependents, military retirees, DoD civilian employees (only while on overseas assignment). *Contractors are NOT eligible for services unless the contractor’s contract states he/she rates legal services.*

 

C. Location: Building 5717 Camp Foster, down the hill from the Naval Hospital above the pool.

 

D. Phone: DSN: 645-1037 (For off-base cell phones call 098-970-1037 or 098-970-5555 and then “0”  for the operator).

 

E. Hours:

 

Notary hours are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 0900 – 1100; 1300 – 15o0

Tuesday and Thursday: 0900 – 1100

*The above are designated notary hours, however notaries may be available outside of these hours.*

*Notaries are generally not provided during Walk-In hours.*

The Legal Assistance Office is open from 0730-1100 and 1300-1630, Monday – Friday. 
Walk-In Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1300-1530 *see section 2 below for requirements*

 

2. HOW TO BECOME A CLIENT:OF A LEGAL ASSISTANCE ATTORNEY ON CAMP FOSTER 

 

  1. You must be eligible (see section 1B).

  2. Your issue must fall within the scope of the Legal Assistance Office. See right column on this page under "Downloadable Docs. - Legal Services Provided & Not Provided".

  3. Walk-Ins:

    i. If you meet the above requirements, come to our Walk-In Hours.

    ii. Walk-In hours are mainly reserved  for new clients
       *Existing clients of the office may contact the office to schedule a follow-up appointment during regular business hours.*

    iii. Clients are taken on a first come, first serve basis.

    iv. Walk-In Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1300 - 1530
          *We recommend showing up early. Due to the high volume of cases, you may be turned away..*

     

  4. Supported Installations/Locations:  The Camp Foster Legal Assistance Office serves as the central office for the Pacific Region so it provides assistance not only for personnel located at Okinawa, Japan but at remote installations in the Pacific as well such as Camp Fuji, Camp Mujuk, or service members deployed to Australia or SE Asia.  Legal Services Support Section-Pacific also operates a Legal Assistance Office at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

3.  CONFIDENTIALITY:  The Legal Assistance Attorneys form attorney-client relationships (ACRs), and all communications are fully covered by attorney-client privilege and will not be disclosed except as a result of express or implied consent from the client to effectively represent his/her interest, or as otherwise allowed under the rules of professional conduct.  See JAGINST 5803.1D.  Therefore, commands cannot compel a legal assistance attorney to disclose privileged information, and the Legal Assistance Office will not disclose the presence or relationship of any client except per client consent.

4. HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER PARALEGAL OR VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY AT THE LEGAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE LOCATED ON CAMP FOSTER:

A.  For attorneys, you must already be admitted to practice law in the highest court
     of any state in the United States and have a recent letter of good standing.

B.  For paralegals, you will be trained at the Legal Assistance Office, Camp Foster.

C.  Please visit our office for further information on what volunteering and the approval process entail. 
       COMING SOON!: this information will be posted right here on our website.

 

DOWNLOADABLE DOCS – FILLABLE NOTARY FORMS
 TitleCategoryModified DateSize 
Affidavit of Lost Road Tax DecalVehicle6/23/2017119.30 KBDownload
Affidavit of Lost TitleVehicle6/23/2017109.46 KBDownload
Affidavit of StatementAffidavit6/23/201750.18 KBDownload
Marriage Affidavit U.S. citizen to Non-U.S. citizenMarriage6/23/201778.04 KBDownload
Marriage Affidavit U.S. citizen to U.S. citizenMarriage6/23/2017124.86 KBDownload
POA - GeneralPOA4/24/201849.23 KBDownload
POA - SpecialPOA4/24/201835.27 KBDownload
POA (Medical/Dental for Child)Child6/23/2017145.62 KBDownload
POA in Loco ParentisChild6/23/201782.07 KBDownload
POA Pet CarePet6/23/201776.25 KBDownload
POA RevocationPOA6/23/201779.03 KBDownload
Sell of Vehicle (Non-Rotating)Vehicle6/23/201736.14 KBDownload
Sell of Vehicle (Rotating)Vehicle6/23/2017244.10 KBDownload
DOWNLOADABLE DOCS - CALENDARS
 TitleCategoryModified DateSize 
Legal Assistance Office Closures 2017Calendar6/25/201759.17 KBDownload
Wills, Civil Legal Issues, & Immigration Classes COMING SOON!Calendar7/23/2017UnknownDownload
DOWNLOADABLE DOCS – LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDED & NOT PROVIDED:
 TitleCategoryModified DateSize 
Other Legal Service Offices in OkinawaEligibility8/6/2017229.61 KBDownload
Services NOT Provided by Legal Assistance and Who MAY HelpEligibility8/6/2017227.21 KBDownload
Services Provided by Legal Assistance Eligibility8/6/201744.69 KBDownload
DOWNLOADABLE DOCS – INFORMATIONAL HAND-OUTS (NOT ADVICE)
 TitleCategoryModified DateSize 
Counseling & Similar Resources for YouInformation6/23/201759.08 KBDownload
Finding a Civilian AttorneyInformation6/23/201748.00 KBDownload
How To Get Someone Else To Sell Your Vehicle After You Leave OkinawaInformation6/23/201793.42 KBDownload
International Divorce Issues ArticleInformation6/23/2017109.08 KBDownload
Notary ProcessInformation6/23/2017216.84 KBDownload
Separation Agreement ProcessInformation6/23/201795.58 KBDownload
U.S. Consulate list of Japanese AttorneysInformation6/23/2017147.13 KBDownload
Will & Estate Planning ProcessInformation12/28/2017468.57 KBDownload
LINKS TO TOPIC-SPECIFIC INFORMATION (NOT ADVICE)