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Legal Assistance

Naval Legal Service Office - Mid Atlantic
9620 Maryland Ave Suite 100 Bldg A50
Norfolk, VA 23511-2989

Phone 757-341-4491 Appt. line hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs / 757-341-4489 Emergency Walk-In
Phone (DSN) 312-341-4489
Fax 757-445-6719
Fax (DSN) 312-445-6719

Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun – Closed
Holidays - Closed


Legal Services

Navy Legal Services Office (NLSO) Mid-Atlantic's primary mission is to provide legal services to support fleet operation readiness. Legal assistance is available to eligible clients seeking assistance with personal civil legal matters. Assistance may include advice, analysis, research, negotiation, notary services, and document review or preparation. Legal assistance also provides services to educate eligible persons and command representatives regarding personal legal rights and responsibilities. 

Legal Assistance attorneys counsel clients on numerous topics, but not on any that involve military justice or actions against the United States government. (No felony cases and no military to military issues) This list is not intended to be comprehensive and attorneys may provide assistance on additional matters.

  • Adoptions and Name Changes
  • Attorney referral
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Matters
  • Domestic relations
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues
  • Military Rights and Benefits
  • Notary Service/Powers of Attorney (walk-in)
  • Other Personal Issues (walk-in)
  • Preventative Law
  • Real Estate
  • Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act
  • Wills and Estate Planning (walk-in)

Eligibility for Services

The Legal Assistance Department provides legal assistance services to Active Duty members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard, and their dependents. Assistance is provided to retirees as resources permit. Proper valid military ID is required to receive services.

Legal Assistance Office Locations

Region Legal Service Offices Mid-Atlantic

**Active Duty personnel MUST be in uniform of the day to receive services. Active Duty personnel on leave must present leave papers if not in uniform.**

No children are allowed at legal appointments.

For more information on location and services offered, please visit the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps website, go to the Legal Services tab, and click on Legal Assistance. Then scroll down to select RLSO MIDLANT.

RLSO Mid-Atlantic, Naval Station Norfolk

WALK-IN Services


Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - For the will worksheet, go to the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps website, click on legal services tab, go to legal assistance, and then scroll to the bottom to select RLSO MIDLANT. Under forms, you will see a link to our standard will worksheet. Each client needing a will should print the worksheet, complete it, and bring it to the walk-in. Priority is given to active duty members who are deploying within two weeks. Retirees and their dependents wishing to complete a will are NOT seen at the walk-ins and should call 757-341-4491 on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tuesdays starting at 7:40 a.m. and Thursdays starting at 12:30 p.m. First come first served basis with limited openings for divorce, separation, child custody and support, and other basic family law matters.

Monday -Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - You must present your military, dependent or retiree ID card AND a state ID, driver's license, or passport upon checking in.

If you believe you have an emergency, you will need to be screened to determine if you qualify for immediate legal assistance. Department Head, Assisatant Department Head, and Office Manager determine emergency status.

A limited number if appointments are available each month for other issues such as landlord/tenant (only if the Housing Welcome Center at 757-445-2832 is unable to assist you), adoptions, name changes, and consumer law. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 757-341-4491. Retirees and retiree dependents wishing to complete a will should also call the appointment line. Appointment line hours are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays. Appointments are not available for walk-in services.

RLSO Mid-Atlantic Branch Office, JEB Little Creek/Fort Story

RLSO Mid-Atlantic Branch Office, JEB Little Creek/Fort Story is located in building 3370. Powers of attorney and Notary services are offered Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Limited appointments are available. Call 757-341-4491 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays if you would like to schedule an appointment.

RLSO Mid-Atlantic Branch Office, Naval Air Station Oceana

RLSO Mid-Atlantic Branch Office, Naval Air Station Oceana, is located in building 320. The hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Limited appointments are available. Call 757-341-4491 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Children and Divorce

Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) offers a four hour workshop that addresses the pain and loss of a family breakup from the child's perspective. This class meets the Virginia State Law mandate requiring divorcing parents of minors to attend four hours of parent education. Several other parenting classes are also available at FFSC.

Claims Assistance

Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk
9053 First Street Suite 102
Norfolk, VA 23511-3605

Toll Free: 888-897-8217
Commercial: 757-440-6315 
FAX: 866-782-7297

NLSOs  provides PCA claims packages to prospective claimants, and will also provide needed assistance to  claimants who require further help in completing claims forms. PCA claims packages will also be available at all Staff Judge Advocates' offices and Personal Property Offices, and will be available electronically at NKOMilitary One Source and, the "Packets & Forms" section of the OJAG website.

Completed claims will be accepted by mail, by facsimile transmission or via a scanned e-mail to PCA Claims Unit Norfolk/PCA Claims Unit Branch Office Pacific.

The PCA telephone "Help Line" (1-888-897-8217) is available to assist prospective claimants with the preparation and submission of PCA claims forms and supporting information. The "Help Line" is connected to a help desk in the PCA Claims Unit Norfolk, which is manned from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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