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Legal Assistance

Base Legal

Vandegrift Blvd. & 11th Street

Building 22163

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Phone 760-725-6558, (DSN) 312-365-6558

Fax 760-725-5038


Legal Services - Base Legal provides free attorney and paralegal assistance to uniformed service members, their family members and dependents, retirees and other eligible clients regarding personal legal matters. "Family members" or "dependents" are those persons identified in the sponsor's service record and/or who possess a valid United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card. Legal Assistance attorneys are available to assist clients with step-parent adoption, child support, consumer problems, contracts, debt and credit problems, immigration advice, wills, living wills, name changes, marital separation agreements, and spousal support.


There are three locations for Legal Representation, the Base Legal Offices in Building 22161, Building 22163, and a satellite location (North) in Building 53435. Each office offers various legal services:


The main Legal Office in Bldg 22161 handles adoptions and divorces by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled one week in advance by calling on Friday mornings at 7:30 am. Wills, Power of Attorney, Guardianship and name changes may be accomplished on a walk-in basis at the same location.

The Legal Office at Bldg 22163 offers walk-in for NJP and general counseling on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 am.

Legal Representation at building 53435 (Camp Horno) has NJP and general counseling available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

When visiting any base legal office, please bring with you your SRB, a copy of the Right Acknowledgment Form, a copy of UPB, and any documentary evidence.


Walk in Hours - Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. mornings only. First come, first serve basis. Line begins forming at 6:30 a.m. Note: Bring all documentation relating to your case with you to your walk-in session. If you do not have the necessary documents on hand, an attorney may not be able to assist you.


Services available during walk-in hours:


Consumer Law Issues (credit card debt, identity theft, car loans, foreclosures, car contracts, etc.)

Contract Disputes

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Review of Contracts (e.g., to purchase a car)

Non-Support Issues

Family Law Issues

Citizenship and Immigration Hours


Citizenship (if you are already a permanent resident)/Immigration (if you are seeking to become a permanent resident)


Monday: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Citizenship (walk-ins)

Tuesday: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Citizenship (walk-ins)

Wednesday: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Immigration (walk-ins)

Wednesday: 2:00 -3:30 p.m. Citizenship brief

Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Immigration (appointments only)

Matters handled by appointment only:



Divorces / Dissolutions

Detailed Wills / Advance Medical Directives

Name Changes

Immigration (with the exception of our walk-in hours on Wednesday morning)

Appointments are scheduled the week prior on Friday mornings. Appointments can be scheduled in person at 7:00 a.m. on Fridays for the following week. Appointments are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Power of Attorney - Powers of Attorney may be picked up and prepared at our office on Monday- Friday, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Notary Republic Hours - Monday- Friday 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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