Legal Assistance Office
The Legal Assistance Office (LAO) on Camp Lejeune is located on Holcomb Blvd between Molly Pitcher Rd and Lucy Brewer Ave. The LAO is staffed with judge advocates, Federal civilian counsel, and support personnel. The LAO provides a wide range of legal assistance services concerning civil legal matters to eligible personnel (active duty military personnel, retirees, and their respective dependents) in accordance with the Manual of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy and supplemental implementing regulations of the Navy and Marine Corps.
The LAO Officer in Charge maintains liaison with relevant North Carolina agencies, such as the North Carolina State Bar Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel, the North Carolina Department of Insurance, and the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Attorney General.
LAO also provides notary public services and assistance concerning immigration and naturalization. Services available from the LAO are provided as resources and generally include assistance with the following: pre-deployment legal preparedness, estate planning, family law, consumer protection, debtor-creditor problems, and landlord-tenant problems.
Through various means, LAO provides information to the public with a view towards consumer education and prevention of victimization. LAO prepares cases alleging a pattern or practice of harmful business for review and appropriate action by the Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board
The LAO OIC oversees the operation of the Tax Center, which provides tax return preparation and electronic filing services free of charge to eligible clients.
New Client Walk-ins
Tuesday and Thursday, 0730-1000
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
0730-1000 and 1300-1500
Tuesday and Thursday at 0700
Monday through Friday, 0730-1130 and 1300-1545
Wills/Power of Attorney Brief: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 0945 at Bldg 66 and Tuesday at 1245 at the Base Theater.
Source: Marines.mil Website