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United States Military Academy - West Point

West Point, New York

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Legal Assistance

Staff Judge Advocate
606 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996

Phone 845-938-4541 / 845-938-3205
Phone (DSN) 312-688-4541
Fax 845-938-2390
Fax (DSN) 312-688-2390

Legal Services

The West Point Legal Assistance Office consists of a professional, dedicated corps of well-trained and experienced attorneys, paralegals and Soldiers. The Legal Assistance Office provides assistance at no cost to Service Members, Family Members, DOD Civilians, and Retirees with a valid ID card.

Types of Services

This office provides a full range of free legal services including military administrative matters, with the exception of in-court representation, and criminal defense work. Clients are seen on a walk-in basis for powers of attorney, notarizations, bills of sale, and dissemination of general information. Legal advice from an attorney can be obtained on an appointment basis.

The office assists with personal legal matters including:

  • Family law (paternity, marriage, separation, divorce, nonsupport) 
  • Estate law (wills, advanced medical directives) 
  • Economic matters (bankruptcy, credit problems)
  • Certain civil and military administrative matters

Household Goods Claims Services

The Army now coordinates with individual moving companies to provide Full Replacement Value of lost and damaged Household Goods (HHG).  Claims are now filed directly with the moving company. Claims assistance is still available through the West Point claims office located with the Staff Judge Advocate.  

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