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    0930 - 1600
    0930 - 1600
    0930 - 1600
    0930 - 1600
  • Hours Info
    Closed Mon-Fri 1130-1300; Closed on Thursday for training.

The Legal Assistance Office at Ft Wainwright provides worldwide support to United States Army Alaska and the Fort Wainwright military community. Its mission is to enhance combat readiness by providing a number of client and preventative law services, during both routine office appointments and pre-deployment processing. The office provides free advice and assistance to eligible clients on personal legal matters. We encourage you to bring leases, agreements, contracts, etc. to the Legal Assistance Office for review before you sign them. Eligible clients include Soldiers, retirees and their family members (military ID card holders).

How to Contact Legal Assistance & Claims Office

The Legal Assistance Office is located at 1562 Gaffney Road, in Building 1562. Powers of Attorney and notarys are walk in during any open hours. The Divorce/Dissolution Briefing is held at 8:00 a.m. every Tuesday which is followed by walk-in day to see the attorney. Clients may stop by or call to make an appointment. If you need a will, living will or medical directive you must make an appointment. Telephone 907-353-6534 or DSN 317-353-6534 for further information.

Claims Services
Process all claims for property lost or damaged in shipment or storage. Anyone making a claim should attend the claims briefing held every Tuesday except for Federal Holidays and Training Holidays. Briefing starts promptly at 1300 hours. The Claims Office is located in Building 1562, Room 117. Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m./1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Thursday - CLOSED. Call 907-353-6155/6558 for questions.

Types of Services Provided

Basic advice and services on personal legal matters including:

Estate issues such as wills, living wills, advance medical directives, powers of attorney and guardianships
Family matters such as adoption, paternity, divorce, custody, support and visitation
Consumer issues such as debts, auto repairs, warranties and bankruptcy
Landlord-Tenant issues
Real property law such as home purchase or sale
Service member's Civil Relief Act issues
Veterans' reemployment right
Notarial service
Military administrative issues such as financial liability investigations and NCOER appeal
Civilian criminal matter
Referral to civilian attorneys for complex legal matters
Informative legal assistance pamphlets are available on a variety of topics in the Legal Assistance Office waiting room

Services Not Provided

The following services are not provided by Legal Assistance:

Defenses to charges brought pursuant to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Contact the Trial Defense Service office at 907-353-6522 or DSN 317-353-6522
Private business activities
Litigation or claims against the United State
Prepaid-legal-representation cases such as your insurance company defending you in a tort case
Contingent fee case
Standards of conduct issue
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Legal issues or concerns raised on behalf of a person who is ineligible for legal assistance

Source: Military OneSource


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