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Marines


Legal Assistance

Building 5717, Camp Foster

 

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-deployment, and estate planning briefs to units of III MEF and MCIPAC.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 

0900-1100 and 1300-1500

*Notary Walk-ins Monday-Friday 

Request an Appointment

Please fill out the Client Intake Forms and email them to legalassistmcb@usmc.mil.

Contact Legal Assistance:

Email:

LegalAssistMCB@usmc.mil

Front Desk DSN:

315-645-1037

Commercial (Japan):

098-970-1037

Commercial (CONUS/other)

011-81-98-970-1037

 

*Walk-In: Power of Attorney (General, Special, Vehicle, Child Care, Pet - please see menu above to download PDF files), Sworn Statements, Marriage Affidavits, Verified Copies. **NOTE: DO NOT SIGN ANY DOCUMENT YOU NEED NOTARIZED UNTIL YOU ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF A NOTARY**

 

 

Legal questions will not be answered over the phone or at the front desk. Legal clerks are not authorized to give legal advice. To have your legal questions answered you must meet with an attorney. There are no exceptions.

  

ELIGIBILITY

Type of Service Active Duty (AD) and Dependent Family Members (DFM) Reservists, National Guard and DFM on AD 30+ days Reservists on AD for single periods of 29 days or less DFM of Reservists on AD for single periods of 29 days or less Reservists and DFM following release from AD 30+ days Inactive Reservists Retired mbrs and DFM of retired mbrs entitled to retired/retainer pay and/or mil.  disability/VA comp. DFM of deceased Retirees DoDEA Civilians and DFM DoD Civilian Contractors
Notary/POA YES YES 1, 3 1 2, 3 3 YES YES YES YES
Will YES YES 1, 3 1 2, 3 3 YES YES YES 4
General LA Attorney Services YES YES 1, 3 1 2, 3 3 YES YES YES 4

 

NOTES

COMMENTS

1

Reservists on active duty for single periods of 29 days or less and their dependent family members may be provided legal assistance in emergency cases. See JAGMAN §0705(a)(1), §0705(b)(4), and §0705(b)(5).

2

Members of Reserve components following release from active duty under a call or order to active duty for more than 30 days issued under a mobilization authority, as determined by the Secretary of Defense, for a period of time that begins on the date of release and is not less than twice the length of the period served on active duty under that call or order to active duty. See JAGMAN §0705(a)(2) and §0705(b)(6).

3

For the purpose of enhancing readiness of Reserve personnel for mobilizations, pre-mobilization legal counseling and assistance may be provided to active duty or inactive Reserve personnel consistent with mobilization readiness needs. Pre-mobilization assistance normally will consist of drafting or updating wills, advance medical directives, and powers of attorney. Other assistance may be provided if it relates to recall or mobilization. Examples include SCRA, USERRA. Pre-mobilization legal assistance services are not authorized for dependent family members with the exception of dependent family members of Reserve personnel with mobilization orders for more than 30 days. See JAGMAN §§0705(b)(5).

4

Civilian contract must specifically state that said employee rates legal services

 

DISCLAIMER

The information on this site is for informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice from an attorney.

Marine Corps Base Camp Butler