Naval Legal Service Office - Mid Atlantic
9620 Maryland Avenue
Suite 201 Building A50
Norfolk, VA 23511-2989
Phone (DSN) 312-564-4470
Fax (DSN) 312-564-4577
Mon – Thur 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun – Closed
Holidays - Closed
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
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown does not have a legal representative at this time. All legal services will be handled through the Navy Legal Services Office (NLSO) Mid-Atlantic Norfolk.
For non-support, divorce, custody, or adoption assistance please contact the legal office at Ft. Eustis Army base at 757-878-3031 (option 222), or Naval Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk. For Notary or Power of Attorney contact Langley Air Force Base at 757-764-3277.
Naval Station Norfolk
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Office: 757-341-4489
Appointments: 757-341-4491, Call Tuesday through Thursday
Seeing an Attorney
Legal assistance is handled on a walk-in or appointment basis, and attorneys are available to see clients Monday through Thursday. Clients must be in the uniform of the day and provide a valid military identification card upon check-in. Appointments may be made one week in advance. You must arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to check in or you will not be seen. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice by phone.
Walk-in clients are seen each morning in the order they arrive. A limited number of slots are available. Once all available slots are filled, no more clients will be seen that day. The office opens at 8:00 am for walk-in clients, however, you should arrive early to obtain a place in line.
Notary & Power of Attorney Service
Powers of Attorney and Notarizations are provided on a walk-in basis and do not require consultation with an attorney. Clients needing wills or other estate planning documents prepared should pick up a packet from legal and have it filled out before obtaining services. To have your packet reviewed, you should make an appointment to see an attorney or come during walk-in hours, Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.
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.
Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk
9053 First Street Suite 102
Norfolk, VA 23511-3605
Toll Free: 888-897-8217
DSN FAX: 312-757-444-3337
NLSO 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 NKO; Military 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 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.