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Walk-in appointments are not available. Please call your local legal office to schedule an appointment.
The 501st Combat Support Wing Office of the Staff Judge Advocate welcomes eligible members of the Department of Defense community for free assistance with personal civil legal matters. The 501st CSW Legal Office provides legal advice and support in the areas of legal assistance, claims, local national assistance and much more. This typically includes the preparation of wills, advanced medical directives, and powers of attorney; notary services; and advice regarding claims, landlord-tenant issues, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and domestic relations.
Additionally, the British Liaison Officer may assist with a variety of local issues ranging from speeding tickets to British customs, to include liaising with host nation authorities (such as local police, prosecutors, and governmental bodies) or interacting with British companies on behalf of individual members of the Visiting Forces.
Eligibility is limited to all members of the Armed Forces on active duty (including members of a reserve component), reservists released from active duty having served 30 days or more, retirees from all branches of the service, DoD civilian employees, and lawful dependents. However, priority shall be given to Active-Duty personnel who need mobilization- or deployment-related legal assistance that facilitates Command readiness. Contractors are only eligible for basic notary services and the services provided by the British Liaison.
For the preparation of wills, advanced medical directives, and powers of attorney, you must first visit the Air Force Legal Assistance website at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/ and complete a printable worksheet (provided on the AF Legal Assistance website along with a ticket number). For wills and advanced medical directives, please contact the legal office and provide your worksheet before coming to the legal office for your appointment.
For powers of attorney you must bring your worksheet with you.
If notary services are required outside of our office hours, you may choose to contact the U.S. Embassy in London for assistance (more information is available at https://uk.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/notary-services-for-all-nationalities/scheduling-an-appointment-at-the-embassy-in-london/).
Additional Useful Information:
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
European Court Human Rights
Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Crown Prosecution Service
Citizen Advice Bureau
Just Ask (legal service)
The Legal Aid Agency
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
The UK Home Office
UK Visas and Immigration
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
The Criminal Justice System
*The information provided is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. If you have questions, speak with a licensed attorney before relying on the information contained within the website to make a decision or take any action.