Our mission is to provide professional, ethical, accurate, and timely legal support to the commanders, soldiers, family members, and qualified civilian employees of the Stuttgart military community. We accomplish this through our advice and guidance in Administrative & Civil Law, Claims, International Law, Labor Law, Legal Assistance, and Military Justice.
Eligible clients include all active-duty Service Members,
military retirees, family members,
and eligible civilian employees.
Walk-in hours for Notary/Power of Attorney services at the Stuttgart Law Center Legal Assistance Office are noted in the sidebar under "Hours of Operation."
For other legal assistance needs, such as attorney consultation or to make an appointment for a notary/power of attorney outside of normal walk-in hours, please send an email to the front office at email@example.com or call DSN 314-591-7593/COMM (0)9641-70-591-7593
- Ministerial services: Notary services, witnessing signatures to documents and other ministerial services are required and will be provided by attorneys or paralegals under their supervision.
- Legal counseling
- Legal correspondence
- Legal negotiation
- Legal document preparation
- Legal document filing
- Pro se assistance
- In-court representation
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Legal referrals
- Family law matters
- Estate planning including wills and will executions, trusts, guardianships, durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives/living wills, health care powers of attorney, anatomical gift designations, the designation of beneficiaries under life insurance policies, including the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI), Thrift Savings Plan, individual retirement arrangements, other property ownership transfer methods, survivor benefits, and the impact of federal or state estate taxes. Legal Assistance offices will prepare wills (including wills with a testamentary trust for the benefit of a minor, if appropriate) for clients. Additionally, durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives, healthcare powers of attorney and other documents required to implement the client’s estate plan will be prepared. Legal assistance will also be provided on casualty assistance matters.
- Real property including landlord-tenant issues and termination of leases under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- Consumer transactions
- Immigration issues and the naturalization process
- Military administrative issues
- Torts under the SCRA
Process claims that Active Duty Service members, and DA and DoD civilians file against the U.S. Government
As of Jan. 1, 2021, claims are handed by the Military Claims Office (MCO).
The Labor and Employment Law Attorney advises commanders and supervisors on employment law matters, and represents the Army in employment litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Special Counsel, the Department of Labor, and other quasi-judicial authorities.
Employees seeking guidance or advice regarding their rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws should contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC).
Liaise between USAG Stuttgart military commands and/or authorized community members and German host-nation authorities to help resolve criminal and civil matters.
There is no Attorney-Client relationship in executing IA responsibilities.
Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction issues
For the southern part of the State of Baden-Wuertemberg, contact: DSN (314) 421-2767; CIV +49 (0) 711 729-2767.
For traffic violations issued by the state of Baden-Württemberg, contact: DSN (314) 421-2604; or CIV +49 (0) 711 729-2604
For traffic violations issued by the state of Bavaria, contact DSN (314) 421-4494 or CIV +49 (0) 711 729-4494.
Provide military justice support to Commanders and senior Non-Commissioned Officers within USAG Stuttgart; prosecute Courts-Martial, assist victims, adjudicate adverse administrative actions, and provide preventative law instruction.
- Typical actions processed by the Military Justice Section include:
- Prosecuting violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
- Assisting law enforcement throughout the criminal investigative process
- Providing probable cause determinations for crimes committed by service members and civilians
- Advising and assisting with adjudication of Non-Judicial Punishment
- Drafting Letters of Reprimand
- Representing the United States on Administrative Separation Boards
- Representing the United States on Officer Elimination Boards
- Representing the United States at Courts-Martial
- Liaising between Commanders and civilian prosecutors
"The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby to strengthen the national security of the United States." — Preamble, Manual for Courts-Martial (2016 Edition)
Special Victim Counsel
The mission of the SVC Program is to provide legal representation to eligible clients who allege they are victims of a sexual-related offense; deliver exceptional legal representation and advice to victims of sexual assault; and empower clients through professional competency and zealous advocacy to ensure their interest and rights are recognized and protected throughout all proceedings.
- WHAT AN SVC DOES FOR SEXUAL ASSUALT VICTIMS
- REPRESENTS YOU AND YOU ALONE
- DOES NOT WORK FOR THE POST CHAIN OF COMMAND
- PROVIDES CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL ADVICE
- PROTECTS YOUR RIGHTS & PRIVACY INTERESTS
- PROVIDES LEGAL ASSISTANCE
- ADVISES ON INVESTIGATION & PROSECUTIONS PROCESSES
- ATTENDS INTERVIEWS
- ATTENDS HEARINGS & COURTS-MARTIAL
REMEMBER: TO MAINTAIN YOUR CHOICE FOR A REPORT TO BE RESTRICTED, IT MUST BE MADE TO AN SVC, SARC, ANYWHERE IN MDG, OR A CHAPLAIN. ANYONE ELSE MAY POTENTIALLY BE A MANDATORY REPORTER.
YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SARC, FAP OR LEGAL OFFICE TO REQUEST AN SVC.