Effective Monday, March 25, 2024, the Legal Assistance Office will be open:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., closed 12 -1 p.m.

Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (walk-in appointments)

Wednesdays and Fridays: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

During regular office hours, notary, power of attorney and estate planning services are available.

The Legal Assistance Office offers services to military members, retirees, and family members. Please be advised that eligibility for services must be verified in person by valid military identification. 

For more information on the Legal Assistance Office’s services, call (410) 278-1583, or visit https://home.army.mil/apg/my-fort/all-services/legal-assistance-office.

Eligibility - In accordance with AR 27-3, the APG Legal Assistance Office is only authorized to provide legal services to eligible individuals.  To determine if you are eligible for legal assistance, please click here.  

Attorney consultations - A walk-in service to meet with an attorney without an appointment is provided every Tuesday morning, beginning at 9:00 a.m., on a “first come - first served” basis.  Clients should arrive by 9:00 a.m. for sign in due to limited availability.  Wills and estate planning services are not provided during the walk-in service.  All other attorney consultations are by appointment only.  Appointments are not scheduled beyond two weeks out. 

Mobilizations or Demobilizations - Individuals mobilizing or demobilizing do not require an appointment and may visit us anytime during our normal business hours.  An attorney must be available at the time of your arrival to provide the legal brief.  Please be advised that if you visit our office on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., you may experience a longer wait time due to the attorney walk-in service. 

Notary and Powers of Attorney services - Services provided in Room 317 and do not require attorney assistance.  Photo ID is required.  Please ensure documents are completed as applicable, documents with blank lines cannot be notarized.  Please do not sign or date any documents to be notarized until you are in front of the notary.  

Notary and power of attorney services are available on a walk-in basis during normal hours of operation. 

The office is closed on federal holidays and inclement weather. 

Please be advised that legal advice cannot be provided over the phone.  Eligibility for services must be verified in person by valid military identification.  

The APG Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) is a consolidated legal office comprised of civilian attorneys, military judge advocates, and paralegal professionals.

It is our privilege to provide proactive legal support to the Senior Commander, garrison commander, tenant commanders, directorates, staff, and quality legal services to all authorized clients, including military members, family members and retirees.  

Visit the links below to learn more about the services we provide. This site contains useful legal information, but should not be viewed as legal advice. For legal advice specific to your particular circumstances, please contact our office. 

We take pride in the services we provide. Please feel free to provide us with feedback and suggestions so that we may better serve you through the ICE – Interactive Customer Evaluation form.

Divisions

Client Services Division
Our mission is to assist those eligible for legal services with their personal legal affairs in a timely and professional manner. The goal is to meet clients’ needs for information on personal legal matters and to assist them in resolving their personal legal problems whenever possible. The program’s existence is based on the Army's need for soldier readiness, morale, discipline, and maintenance of a quality force.

Administrative and Civil Law Division
The Administrative and Civil Law Division provides legal support to the command on all issues, with the exception of the UCMJ. Civil Law responsibilities include, but are not limited to, civilian personnel and labor law, contract and fiscal law, environmental law, federal litigation, the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, the Joint Ethics Regulation and Federal ethics laws, military administrative law (e.g., 15-6 investigations, line of duty investigations, and Financial Liability Investigation), and military personnel law.

Military Justice Division
The Military Justice Division is responsible for the administration of Military Justice within the General Court-Martial jurisdiction of the Commander, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, and U.S. Army Garrison APG and Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Division also provides support and assistance to the subordinate commanders and the tenant units located on the installation.

APG Magistrate Court
APG Magistrate Court prosecutes misdemeanor offenses committed by civilian as well as traffic offenses committed by Soldiers within jurisdiction of Aberdeen Proving Ground.  Court dates are scheduled twice a month usually on Thursdays.