Joint Base Langley-Eustis

 
Langley Law


The 633rd Air Base Wing Judge Advocate provides legal advice and support to the 633 ABW Commander and more than 40 unit commanders and staff agencies in the areas of military justice, adverse administrative actions and ethics, civil, operations, environmental, labor and contract law. The 633 ABW Judge Advocate also provides preventive law, legal assistance and tax service to a client base of more than 75,000, is responsible for all claims for and against the government and prosecutes civilian offenders in Federal court.

How can we help you?

The Langley Law Center provides legal assistance in connection with personal civil legal matters to support and sustain command effectiveness and readiness. Under 10 U.S.C. §1044, the ability to offer legal assistance and legal services to the eligible categories of personnel is contingent upon the availability of legal staff resources and expertise. Although legal assistance is not separately funded, it has been provided for members of the armed forces since 1943 and is now perceived as one of the benefits of military service.

Legal assistance establishes an attorney-client relationship between the client and Air Force attorney and consists of Air Force attorneys providing advice on personal, civil legal matters to eligible beneficiaries. For any other legal concern, the Air Force remains the client of the Air Force attorney. On such other matters, Air Force attorneys cannot provide advice to, or enter into an attorney-client relationship with, individuals or entities.  Air Force attorneys, acting in an official capacity, may not enter into an attorney-client relationship in the following areas:

(1) Official matters in which the Air Force has an interest or is involved in the final resolution;
(2) Criminal issues under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), or any local, state or federal criminal law;
(3) Standards of ethical conduct issues;
(4) Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) issues;
(5) Issues involving personal commercial enterprises (unless such advice is related to the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA));
(6) Legal issues or concerns raised on behalf of third parties, even if the third party is eligible for legal assistance;
 (7) Drafting or reviewing real estate sale or closing documents, separation agreements or divorce decrees, and inter vivos (living) trusts (This limitation does not preclude a general review to identify potential problems for which the client may require more expert assistance or to protect a client from signing an unconscionable agreement);
(8) Private organizations (e.g., spouses clubs and squadron booster clubs) that have been chartered by appropriate authority to function on Air Force installations (Although prohibited from entering into an attorney-client relationship with private organizations, under the auspices of the Civil Law program Air Force attorneys may provide legal guidance and advice through the base private organizations monitor to ensure private organizations are properly chartered and comply with pertinent statutes and regulations); and
(9) Representation of the client in a court or administrative proceeding.

Personal civil legal matters commonly encountered during legal assistance:

1) Wills
2) Advanced Medical Directives
3) Powers of Attorney
4) Notaries
5) Dependent Care Issues
6) Adoption
7) Financial Responsibility
8) Domestic Relations
9) Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
10) Veterans' Reemployment Rights and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
11) Casualty Affairs
12) Landlord-Tenant
13) Consumer Affairs
14) Taxes
15) Victims of Crime

Active duty members, dependents and retirees are eligible for legal assistance. The highest priority will be given to Air Force personnel who need mobilization or deployment-related legal assistance that facilitates Command readiness.  There are several other specialized categories of persons eligible for legal assistance. Please see AFI 51-504 for a complete list of eligible persons. 

 

  
Air Force Legal Assistance Website

https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil

Please visit the Air Force Legal Assistance website to find legal information as well as an on-line tool for giving our office the information necessary to prepare your Will or Power of Attorney.  The Will and Power of Attorney forms are found under the "Legal Worksheets" tab.  Once you have completed the worksheet, please call our office with your ticket number to schedule a Will appointment.  Power of Attorney is a walk-in service that we provide at the front desk.  Please bring your ticket number to our office.

Air Force Worldwide Locator
We frequently receive calls from people who are looking to find Air Force members.  We can not provide that information over the phone to individuals whom we can not positively identify.  If you are attempting to locate an Air Force member, please visit http://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Worldwide-Locator.  This is the officially sanctioned locator service for Air Force members.
Langley Law Center Legal Assistance

Contact Information:

33 Sweeney Blvd.
Langley AFB, VA, 23665
(757) 764-3277

Powers of Attorney and Notary Services:

Normal Duty Days: 0800-1700
*Closed Thursday until 0900 for Staff Meeting.*

Walk-in basis; complete the worksheet at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil and bring the ticket number to the Law Center. 

Notary Information Sheet

Power of Attorney Guide

**Please note:  We must refer active duty Navy/Marine members and their dependent's to the Legal Assistance services offered at Naval Station Norfolk for Will and Attorney Consultations. The Navy Legal Assistance website can be found at: http://www.jag.navy.mil/legal_services.htm.                We are able to provide Notary and Power of Attorney services to active duty Navy/Marine members and their Dependent's on a walk-in basis during our normal duty hours.**

Wills and Healthcare Documents: By Appointment Only

Attorney Consultation: By Appointment Only

To schedule a Will appointment, please complete the Will worksheet at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil, obtain your ticket number, and then call the Langley Law Center at 764-3277 to schedule an appointment. Deployers in need of wills are encouraged to schedule appointments early, last-minute accommodation cannot be guaranteed, as the typical wait time for an appointment is six weeks.  Due to current base operations tempo, retirees will be placed on a waiting list and scheduled when resources permit.  If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance.

To obtain a Power of Attorney, please complete a Power of Attorney worksheet and then bring your ticket number to the Langley Law Center during our normal duty hours.

Ft. Eustis Legal Assistance

Contact Information:

2732 Madison Ave
Ft. Eustis, VA 23604
(757) 878-3031, ext. 222

Fort Eustis Legal Assistance

Powers of Attorney and Notary Services

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 0800 - 1130; 1300-1600
Thursday 1000 - 1130; 1300 - 1600

Walk-in basis; complete the worksheet at https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil and bring the ticket number to the Ft. Eustis Legal Office. 

Notary Information Sheet

Power of Attorney Guide

 

 

Appointments for Wills and Legal Assistance

Mondays and Wednesdays

Walk-in Legal Assistance

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1300 - 1600; first come, first served, until available appointments are filled
Fridays 0800 - 1130 and 1300 - 1600; first come, first served until available appointments are filled

Ethics
2014 Ethics Training on SAF/GCA Website

(When you open the site, take the training on the first link, then print out the certificate on the second and provide to supervisor.)

Financial Disclosure Management (FDM) website for filing Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE 450)
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