Legal Assistance Office (Fort Myer)

Welcome to the Fort Myer, Virginia Legal Assistance Office website. This website is a resource designed to educate and inform potential clients on their personal legal affairs. Information contained on this site and its subordinate webpages is not legal advice. Potential clients are encouraged to read through the information provided on this page and the specific topics linked to this page.  Additional information may be found on the Fort Myer Legal Assistance Office Facebook page.  Potential clients who live outside the National Capital Region and seeking legal advice should consult the staff of the nearest installation legal assistance office by visiting the following website:

Reference on this site to public or private resources is not an endorsement of such resources by the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, or Office of The Judge Advocate General.

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 military 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.

*** On occasion our staff has to attend mandatory training and social events - sometimes on short notice - check our Facebook page (link below) for more current closing notices. ***

By Military Regulation attorneys are not authorized to provide representation in civilian courts. Also, professional responsibility regulations prohibit giving legal advice over the telephone, potential clients must come to the office for legal advice.  An attorney referral list is available as needed. 

Office Hours. 0800 – 1630, Monday through Friday. Closed Thursday mornings for training and closed 1200-1300 every day for lunch.

Notary and Power of Attorney Services
.  The office is open for walk-in notary and power of attorney services from 0800 to 1200 and 1300 to 1600 Monday through Friday. 

Wills and Estate Planning.  Includes medical care powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, or living wills.  Our office does not prepare living trusts.  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Call 703-696-0761 to schedule.

Family Law Issues (separation and divorce). We provide legal support to eligible clients in separation and divorce cases.  We also assist clients with step-parent adoptions and provide advice on matters adjudicated before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts.  See the above “Family Law and Divorce” link. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Call 703-696-0761 to schedule your appointment. 

Building 201, Custer Rd, Ft. Myer, Va. (Turn onto Custer Road at Patten Hall.  Directions and Map

Mailing Address

201 Custer Road, Fort Myer, VA 22211-1215



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For up-to-date openings/closings and more information check out our Facebook Page at