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Legal Assistance Office
We provide legal services to Fort Bragg & the local military community.
We are located in the Client Services Office in Wing D of the Soldier Support Center, 1st Floor. If you enter the Soldier Support Center through the main doors, turn left at the information desk and go down the hallway. Client Services will be on your left across from Retiree Services.
The office is closed on Federal and XVIII Airborne Corps training holidays. We also close periodically for military training obligations.
If you are represented by a civilian attorney on any matter for which you are seeking legal assistance, you must get a written waiver or letter of consent BEFORE we can speak to you.
The following cases are handled on an appointment basis, for all active duty personnel, retirees, and their family members:
- Consumer Law
- Landlord/Tenant Complaints
- OER and NCOER Appeals
- Line of Duty Investigations
- Identity Theft
- FLIPL Rebuttals
- Name Changes
- Debt Collection/Credit Reporting Problems
- Unsigned Contracts
- Memorandums of Reprimand Rebuttals
- Immigration and Naturalization
- Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- Other IAW Regulations
Legal Assistance Attorneys CANNOT provide advice on the following topics: Military Justice Matters, Civilian Criminal Issues, Private Business Activities (including Landlords), Employment Matters (other than USERRA), or Litigation against the United States.
Please be advised that we schedule appointments two weeks out. Once the schedule is full, we will be unable to take appointments until we see all clients scheduled for the two weeks prior. There are exceptions for circumstances in which the client cannot wait two weeks.
A Military ID is required to schedule an appointment, therefore appoinments cannot be made over the phone.
-Chief of Legal Assistance
For infomation about family law - please, click on the link above
Family Law questions are only answered on Thursdays. Appointments are not scheduled for Family Law issues.
Clients must attend a mandatory briefing prior to consulting an attorney on all pending divorce/separation issues. The briefing begins at 0900 on Thursday -- clients MUST arrive at the appointed time to in-process before the brief begins.
The Divorce/Separation Brief is limited to the first 25 people and only one spouse may attend the briefing at our office.
We DO NOT prepare, review, or notarize separation agreements.
You can print the Will Worksheet by clicking on the Will Worksheet link.
Advance life directive (living will), health care powers of attorney, and durable powers of attorney are available on a walk-in basis or in conjunction with an appointment.
- Living wills allow you to make decisions about life support
- Health care powers of attorney allow you to name a person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to make decisions for yourself
- Durable financial powers of attorney allow you to name a person to handle your affairs if you become incapacitated.