San Diego MTD Community
Navy Legal Services Office
The Naval Legal Services Office provides a wide range of comprehensive legal support to service members, their family members, retirees and other eligible personnel in the San Diego area. The command is divided into two departments: defense and legal assistance. Each department specializes in specific areas of law and provides a wide range of legal services to the San Diego military community.
The Defense Department provides representation to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel before general courts-martial, special courts-martial, UCMJ Article 32 investigations, pretrial confinement proceedings, NCIS/CID investigations, administrative boards and other adversarial administrative proceedings. The Defense Department is located on the second floor in Building 56 at Naval Base San Diego. Walk-ins may see a defense counsel 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
The Legal Assistance Department provides legal assistance services for personal civil legal matters. Persons eligible for legal assistance services include: active-duty personnel, including Reservists and members of the National Guard on active duty for 30 days or more; family members of active-duty personnel and family members of personnel who died while on active duty; retired military personnel and their family members; family members of deceased retired members; and other eligible persons as specified by the JAGMAN Section 0706. Additional information and forms may be obtained by visiting www.jag.navy.mil.