Legal Assistance The Legal Assistance Office is located in Building 236. Active-duty and retired service members and their family members are eligible for legal services. Some services offered by appointment only: adoptions, consumer law issues, contract disputes, creditor problems, divorces, guardianships, immigration, landlord/ tenant disputes, name changes, non-support problems, probate/estate planning, wills and powers of attorney.
Same-day appointments may be available for time-sensitive/emergency matters. If the Legal Assistance Office is unable to assist, individuals may be referred to Fort Irwin, Twentynine Palms, Edwards Air Force Base, or to the civilian legal community. Walk-in hours for power of attorney and notary public services: Monday through Thursday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Patrons may also schedule an appointment for notary public services. Appointments may be scheduled by phone or in person. The telephone number for legal assistance is (760) 577-6874. The Legal Assistance Office is located in Building 236 and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is closed for lunch each day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services not provided: bankruptcy, conservatorships and living trusts (except for general advice), claims against the government (see the claims officer/legal chief), court-martial representation, NJP counseling, traffic violations, DUI defense and other criminal matters.