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Welcome to the McChord Field Legal Office web site. Our responsibilities are divided into the five following categories: 

Operations Law involves advising McChord Field units, agencies and officials on matters that relate to our ability to carry out the mission at home and abroad. Issues range from interpretation of international law to state environmental regulation. 

Adverse actions
include courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, involuntary discharges, and other administrative actions such as barment. We also prosecute civilians who commit crimes on base.

Civil Law
encompasses providing legal counsel on diverse actions including contracts, Freedom of Information Act requests, civilian personnel actions and line of duty determinations. 

Claims adjudicates moving claims and recovers money from household goods carriers. In addition, they defend McChord against tort claims and recover money from third parties who injure Airmen or damage Air Force property.

Legal Assistance focuses on preparing active duty Air Force personnel to deploy. We provide wills, powers of attorney and general legal advice. We also provide dependents and retired personnel legal assistance on a space-available basis.
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The McChord Field satellite Legal Assistance Office is located on the first floor of building 100, Suite 1096. Legal assistance is available to authorized Department of Defense identification cardholders, by appointment only, to discuss personal civil legal matters such as wills and estate planning, domestic relations, landlord/tenant issues, and consumer affairs.

*Attorneys cannot discuss criminal law issues with clients, nor provide advice over the telephone.

Walk-in notary services are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk-in Powers of Attorney are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call (253) 982-5513 to schedule an appointment.
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The McChord Field Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is located on the third floor of building 100, Suite 3031. Legal assistance is available at the Office of Staff Judge Advocate for personnel departing on contingency operations ONLY.

Call (253) 982-6574 to make an appointment.

The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wisdom, Valor, Justice. If you would like to be a part of a multifaceted career field that is not only challenging but rewarding as well. Contact (253) 982-6574 for more details.
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The Claims office is located on the third floor of building 100, Suite 3031.

Claims assistance is available by calling (253) 982-6574. 

Hours of operation are Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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The US Air Force Legal Assistance website is found at
https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html and provides useful information on legal assistance topics.

The website is intended for active duty, Reserve and retired military members, their family members, and others eligible for legal assistance through the military.

This website does not produce legal documents. All information contained within the website is for educational and informational purposes. Nothing contained in the website is a substitute for the competent legal advice of a licensed attorney. Seek legal advice before relying on information contained in this website.

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