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Charleston, South Carolina

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Legal Assistance


Legal Assistance - Joint Base Charleston (AB & WS)

102 E. Hill Boulevard

Building 1600, Room 135

Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404

Phone 843-963-5502

Phone (DSN) 312-673-5502

Fax 843-963-2879

Fax (DSN) 312-673-2879

 

Legal consultation is available at the Air Base on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays: 12-1 p.m. (Reserved for Active Duty in uniform only); and 1-3 p.m. (Everyone)

Wills are done by appointment only on Thursdays 8-11 a.m.

Powers of attorney and notary are available Mondays-Thursdays 8-4 p.m. and Fridays 8-1:30 p.m.

Legal Assistance is available at the Naval Weapons Station as follows:

Walk-in legal consultation is available on Mondays 8-12 p.m. (12-1 p.m. closed for lunch). Wills are done by appointment only on Mondays 1-3 p.m.

Legal consultation is available by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays 8-12 p.m.

Notaries and powers of attorney are available on Mondays from 8-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. (12-1 p.m. closed for lunch).

 

Legal Services

Legal Assistance is available in Building 1600 at JB Charleston, AB. At the Weapons Station it is located in the headquarters building 84 at 2316 Red Bank Road. The Legal Office serves active duty members, retirees and family members.

Air Base hours

Legal consultation (advice): Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Military in uniform; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., all others

Wills are done by appointment only on Thursdays 8-11 a.m. Powers of attorney and notary are available Mondays-Thursdays 8-4 p.m. and Fridays 8-1:30 p.m.

Naval Weapons Station hours

Walk-in legal consultation is available on Mondays 8-11 a.m. (11-12 p.m. closed for lunch). Wills are done by appointment only on Mondays 12-2 p.m.

Legal consultation is available by appointment on Fridays 8-12 p.m.

Notaries and powers of attorney are available on Mondays from 8-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m. (11-noon closed for lunch). For all legal assistance appointments contact the legal office at 843-963-5502 or DSN 673-5502

  • They can provide the following documents:
    • Will
    • Living Will
    • Durable Power of Attorney
    • Health Care Power of Attorney
    • General Power of Attorney
    • Specific Power of Attorney
  • They can advise you on the following issues:
    • Adoption
    • Automobile/Lemon Laws
    • Notary Service
    • Divorce/Separation
    • Immigration
    • Landlord/Tenant
    • Mobility Requirements
    • Personal Finances/Debts
    • Power-of-Attorney
    • Will/Estates
    • Renting Leases
    • Taxes
    • Service Member's Civil Relief Act

 

Legal Services Not Available

An Air Force legal assistance attorney cannot represent members in court, or in an administrative hearing. Legal assistance attorneys cannot offer legal advice on criminal issues, official Air Force matters (Such as promotions, assignments, or administrative actions), legal concerns of another person, real estates sales/closing documents, or matters involving your personal business or commercial enterprises (Except Soldier's and Sailor's Relief Act issues). In these case, or in other cases requiring specialized knowledge of particular areas of the law, the Legal Office may recommend consultation with a civilian attorney.

Please visit the Air Force Legal Assistance website to complete a will questionnaire and for useful legal information.

Please note, legal assistance attorneys are advisors only.

Claims

All Household Goods Claims are now processed through the AF Claims Service Center (AFCSC).

To process a claim, please follow the following steps:

File DD 1840/1840R, Notice of Loss/Damage (Pink Form) online within 75 days from date of delivery. Or you can mail directly to the carrier. If you moved with the web-based Defense Personal Property (DPS) system, file Loss/Damage on-line within 75 days online.

File within 9 months directly with carrier to get full replacement value. Beyond 9 months, file with AFCSC. If you file with AFCSC, you must file within two years and you will only be reimbursed for depreciated replacement costs. For access on a non-Government computer, call 1-877-754-1212. Instructions and paperwork are available online.

Claims paperwork is available at the Base Legal Office and you can mail your completed paperwork to AFCSC. If you have any questions, you may call the AFCSC Helpdesk at DSN 312-986-8044 or 1-877-754-1212.

Air Force Legal Assistance

The Air Force JAG Corps created the new Air Force Legal Assistance Website, for active duty, reserve component members, retirees, and dependents. Because it is a public site, clients may access the site's features from the comfort of their homes without a CAC card. The site's features include legal topics such as wills and family law issues; legal worksheets (questionnaires for will, living wills, and powers of attorney); and an online survey. While the website increases convenience for clients, everyone should note the following: Information on the website is for educational and informational purposes only. Clients will not have the ability to print a legal document (will, power of attorney, etc.) from the website. Clients will need to visit the legal office and provide their ticket numbers to obtain their legal documents. The website is designed for client convenience, but no one is required to use the website prior to visiting the legal office.

Navy Defense

The Legal Assistance Department provides Defense legal assistance services to Active Duty members of the U.S. Navy, Defense services will be done remotely from the Mayport Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO), 904-270-5245 or the Kings Bay Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO) 912-573-3935.



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