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Client Services (Legal Assistance and Claims) Mission Statement:

The Legal Assistance Division of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for the Military District of Washington is committed to providing quality legal assistance services to all eligible clients, including active duty/activated soldiers, military retirees, and family members.

We provide client services for a variety of legal issues including family law, wills and estate planning, tax law, landlord/ tenant matters, contract disputes, and consumer law. By military regulation attorneys are not authorized to provide representation in civilian courts. An attorney referral list is available to clients seeking in-court representation either at our office or by email.

Office Hours
MONDAY through FRIDAY 0800 - 1600
. Closed 1200 - 1300 for lunch.  The office may have to close on short notice for mandatory command events.  Please call ahead to 703-696-0761, or check our Facebook page to check on availability of services.

Walk-in Consultations  
TUESDAY mornings 0800 - 1130.  Clients may choose to see an attorney without an appointment on Tuesday mornings. Attorneys may assist with any legal issue EXCEPT Wills and Family Law which are scheduled for other days of the week.  Individuals appointments on other days are available by calling 703-696-0761.    

Wills and Living Wills (a.k.a., Advanced Medical Directives)
By appointment only, call 703-696-0761 on Friday morning to schedule your appointment and obtain a will worksheet.  Our will appointments typically last 90 minutes. 

Family Law Issues
WEDNESDAY mornings and afternoons.  Briefings start at 0830 and 1330.  After the 30-minute briefing clients are afforded the opportunity for private consultation.  Call 703-696-0761 to schedule your appointment.

Powers of Attorney and Notary Services
Monday through Friday 0800 – 1600 except when closed for lunch 1200-1300.

Claims for Loss or Damage
Claimants may drop off paperwork any time during the normal office hours or fax their paperwork to 703-696-2181.  Claimants desiring to speak with the Claims Attorney should call to make an appointment at 703-696-0761. 

Office Location
Building 201, 202 Custer Road, Fort  Myer, Virginia 22211.  Note: many navigation systems direct visitors to a dead-end road.  For directions visit our Facebook page or the link below.  For assistance driving around Fort Myer please call 703-696-0761

Directions and Map

Other Legal Assistance Office Locations
People who are not within driving distance of Fort Myer, Virginia can locate a legal assistance office closer to home by using this link:
Reserve component Servicemembers who are not in a Title 10 status, members of the inactive reserve or National Guard in a Title 32 status and their family members should contact a reserve component legal assistance office.

Mailing Address (all caps please, to accommodate the US Postal Service equipment).

DSN prefix 426
Fax 703-696-2181

 The information provided on this website is not a substitute for legal advice specific to your situation. Every case is unique. Please make an appointment with our office to review your circumstances so that we can provide specifically tailored legal advice to your situation.