Naval Station Norfolk Legal Services

Wills are made in two parts: The first part is a consultation with a lawyer who drafts the will and advises you on probate issues. The second part is signing the will when you come in person to one of the law firms to sign your legal documents. The primary mission of the Mid-Atlantic Naval Legal Services Bureau (NLSO) is to provide legal services to support fleet readiness. Legal aid is available to eligible clients seeking assistance in personal civil matters. Support may include advice, analysis, research, negotiations, notarial services, and the review or preparation of documents. Legal assistance also provides services to inform authorized persons and commanders about personal rights and obligations. Active duty members, dependants and pensioners are entitled to legal assistance. The highest priority is given to Air Force personnel who require mission-related mobilization or legal assistance to facilitate the operational readiness of the command. There are several other specialized categories of persons entitled to legal aid.

For a complete list of eligible individuals, see IFA 51-304. TUESDAY: Appointment Only -Call (757) 462-4759 OR (757) 462-4991 Monday morning at 8:00 am for an appointment. You need to talk to someone to make an appointment. Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Power of attorney and notary services are offered without an appointment To obtain a power of attorney, you must complete an online worksheet by visiting aflegalassistance.law.af.mil. Be sure to bring your ticket number to the legal advice office. Are they deployed? Is it possible for you to deploy? If so, please bring a legal readiness checklist prior to our office deployment so that a member of our staff can work with you to ensure you are ready. Because of the usually large number of people working at the same time, it is very important that members address legal preparation issues as early as possible so that we can ensure that our capacity matches the demand.

Legal assistance is only available to all authorized employees by appointment. Please call the Legal Aid Office at 757-225-6107 to make an appointment with a lawyer. Currently, consultations are only by telephone. The Langley Legal Support Office provides legal assistance in personal civil matters to support and maintain command effectiveness and readiness. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. §1044, the ability to provide legal advice and services to eligible categories of personnel depends on the availability of resources and expertise of the legal staff. Although legal aid is not funded separately, it has been provided to members of the armed forces since 1943 and is now seen as one of the benefits of military service. **Active personnel MUST be in daily uniform to receive services. Active employees on vacation must present leave documents if they are not in uniform.** Responders: Emergency personnel have priority over all other clients. If you are on duty soon and need legal advice, please let the paralegal know when you call.

We make sure your requirements are met before deploying it. If you have time, we recommend that you fill out a will worksheet before meeting with a lawyer so that the process goes more smoothly. Personal civil law issues commonly encountered in legal aid: **Please note: Due to the large number of Navy personnel in the area, we are asking active duty Navy members and their dependents to use the legal aid services of the Norfolk Naval Base and surrounding naval stations for wills and attorney consultations. The Navy`s Legal Assistance website can be found at: www.jag.navy.mil/legal_services.htm; We are able to provide notary and power of attorney services to serving Navy members and their dependents during our regular duty hours.** To complete a will worksheet, go to aflegalassistance.law.af.mil The Legal Aid Department provides legal assistance services to serving members of the U.S. Navy, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army, the United States Air Force and the United States Coast Guard and their dependents. Support is available to retirees when resources permit. Valid military identification is required to receive services. The Judge Advocate of 633 Wing Air Base provides legal advice and assistance to the Commander of 633 ABW and more than 40 unit commanders and staff agencies in the areas of military justice, adverse administrative measures and ethics, civil, operational, environmental, labour and contracting law. Judge Advocate 633 ABW also provides preventive law advice, legal advice, and tax advice to a clientele of more than 75,000 people, is responsible for all claims for and against the government, and prosecutes civilian offenders in federal courts.

Please visit the Air Force Legal Aid website for legal information and an online tool that allows you to provide our firm with the information you need to prepare your will or power of attorney.

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