Please visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil to find information on various legal assistance topics.
The Legal Office provides free legal assistance on personal civil legal matters to eligible beneficiaries, including active duty or retired military members and their dependents. Examples of personal civil legal matters include: adoption, dependent care, financial responsibility, domestic relations, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, landlord-tenant, and casualty affairs. The highest priority is given to Air Force personnel who need mobilization- or deployment-related legal assistance.
Legal assistance attorneys can provide legal advice, conduct general review of documents, draft and send correspondence on the behalf of clients, and assist clients in preparing forms. Legal assistance attorneys cannot, however, represent clients in any court or administrative proceedings or draft or file legal documents with any court.
Active duty personnel + dependents: Legal assistance is by appointment only or you may come in during walk-in legal assistance every Tuesday from 1 to 2pm. Those wishing to meet with an attorney by appointment should call the front desk at 240-612-5750.
Wills and Advance Medical Directives: Legal Assistance attorneys can prepare wills and advance medical directives, including living wills and medical powers of attorney. Will appointments are held Thursday mornings only. Appointment times are 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30am.
Please call the front desk at 240-612-5750 to schedule your appointment. Prior to making your appointment, please visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil and complete the online legal worksheet. You will need the resulting ticket number to make your appointment.
Deploying? We work to ensure high priority is given to members preparing for a deployment and will attempt to accommodate you outside of these hours. Please make every effort to call and schedule an appointment as soon as possible after receiving deployment notification.
Retirees + dependents: On the last Thursday of every other month, the legal office dedicates a day to helping retirees and their dependents draft wills, advanced medical directives and provide advice on legal issues. Please call the front desk at 240-612-5750 to schedule your appointment.
Prior to your appointment, please visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil and complete the online legal worksheet. You will need the resulting ticket number to make your appointment.
Powers of Attorney and Notary Services
Free of charge, the legal office can prepare general and special powers of attorney and provide notary services Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm. Wednesdays, the office is closed for training from 12:30 to 3:00pm.