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Area IV Legal Offices
Soldier Family Legal Services provides confidential counsel to Soldiers, retirees, civilian employees, and their families regarding their personal legal affairs. The information, advice, and assistance responsive to legal needs enhances morale and is a very important aspect of unit readiness. We offer a variety of legal services in the following areas: Marriage Services, A-3 Visa/SOFA Stamp Services, Immigration and Naturalization Services, SOFA Liaison Services, and Claims Services. While many services require an appointment to speak with an attorney, clients can also take advantage of walk-in services to have documents notarized and obtain powers of attorney.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY. Powers of attorney (POA) are offered on a walk-in basis at any time during business hours. General POAs and specific POAs are available. Please make sure to bring all information related to the powers you are looking to give in a POA. The individual granting the POA must be present.
NOTARY SERVICES. Notarial services are offered on a walk-in basis at any time during business hours. Documents presented for notarization must be completely filled out and unsigned.
INFORMATION PAPERS. We have information papers on many common legal topics available in our waiting room during all office hours.
WILLS/ESTATEPLANNING. A Will Worksheet MUST be completed prior to your appointment time. More complicated estate planning matters may require a referral to a civilian attorney.
CONSUMERLAW. Debt collection/credit reporting problems, real property and leases (Tenant only), identity theft, Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
MILITARYADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS. The following military-specific cases are handled on an appointment basis: OER and NCOER Appeals; FLIPL Rebuttals; Memorandums of Reprimand (GOMOR) Rebuttals; Others IAW Regulation.
IMMIGRATION/NATURALIZATION and NAME CHANGES
SEPARATION and DIVORCE COUNSELING: Please note that only a state court judge can divorce you in a state court. AR 27-3 does not allow a JAG legal assistance attorney to represent you in a divorce. We will assist with the process by providing information, reviewing paperwork, and answering your questions.
MARITAL SEPARATION AGREEMENTS
The Administrative Law Division provides legal advice and support to 19th ESC and USAG-Daegu commanders and their staff. Administrative Law attorneys advise on a variety of legal matters, including contracts and fiscal law, ethics regulations, Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, MWR activities, gifts and donations, Family Readiness Group (FRG) activities, on-post fundraising, private organizations, and administrative investigations (e.g. AR 15-6investigations, Line of Duty investigations, and Financial Liability Investigations of Property Loss).
Labor attorneys provide legal advice and guidance to commanders, managers, and supervisors on all Department of the Army US and Korean labor and employment issues. Labor attorneys ensure command programs and actions are in compliance with Federal law and regulation, and represent the command in matters pertaining to labor relations, civilian personnel, and Federal labor standards enforcement before the Merit Systems Protection Board; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Federal Labor Relations Authority; National Labor Relations Board; Department of Labor; Office of Special Counsel; State workmen's compensation commissions; and, the Korean Employee Appeals Board.
National Security Law:
National Security Law attorneys provide advice to commanders and their staff on domestic, foreign, and international laws that control or influence the conduct of military operations. This includes reviewing military operations plans and providing advice on the laws of war, rules of engagement, domestic law relating to employment offices and support of our allies, and the legal aspects of civil affairs. As Army personnel stationed in other countries, questions arise about the interpretation of international agreements as well as foreign laws. National Security Law attorneys participate actively in negotiating, drafting, and interpreting international agreements involving the Status of U.S. Forces. National Security attorneys also observe and report on foreign trials of U.S. personnel to ensure that the due process rights of U.S. personnel are respected, and to uphold the legal obligations of the U.S. under applicable international agreements.
Criminal Law - Military Justice:
Military Justice Advisors support commanders and military law enforcement in maintaining good order and discipline by providing expert and responsive advice on all military justice and adverse administrative actions; representing the United States in administrative separation hearings; and providing military justice training. Trial Counsel (or prosecutors) support commanders and military law enforcement in maintaining good order and discipline by representing the United States in courts-martial.
Trial Defense Services:
The mission of TDS is to provide a full-range of defense legal services to Soldiers worldwide, at no cost to the Soldier. These services include: Representing Soldiers at courts-martial. Representing Soldiers during criminal investigations and before involuntary enlisted separation, officer elimination, or grade reduction boards. Counseling Soldiers regarding restraint, nonjudicial punishment (aka Article 15), and any other adverse administrative action taken pursuant to Army regulations. Trail Defense services are available through the Camp Humphreys Client Legal Services. You can contact their office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and DSN: (315) 757-2572.
Tax Preparation Services will no longer be available in-person at Client Legal Services in Korea starting with the 2023 filing season as per HQDA. Soldiers, Families and Retirees can find tax preparation assistance through Military One Source (MilTax) or through the Internal Revenue Service. Our legal assistance attorneys remain available to answer any substantive tax questions (e.g. tax controversies or issues pending before the IRS.)