Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence


Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Site

Legal Assistance

Fort Benning Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Division, is open for limited services. Attorneys are still assisting clients telephonically, but our doors are now open for notary services and powers of attorney. These services are LIMITED due to social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask, bring your own pen and please help us maintain distances of six feet or more. If the waiting room is filled to capacity, we will not be able to admit clients until other clients depart. New hours are 0900-1600 MTW and F, 1300-1600 Thursday.

In order to assist those of you who are immune compromised or concerned about COVID 19 spread, we have posted our POWER OF ATTORNEY form on our Samples/Forms section of this page. You are welcome to pre-fill, print and take to your nearest notary.

NOTE that Vehicle Tag paperwork will no longer be provided at the Legal Assistance Office. Please go to your county tag office, they will check your LES and obtain all of the information required to check your entitlement to the military Ad Valorem exemption

If you have further questions, please call us at 706-545-3281 for more information and additional phone numbers for telephonic assistance.
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"Improving readiness, discipline and morale by providing competent, timely and professional legal services to the Fort Benning Military Community"

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Fort Benning Legal Assistance page! We offer a wide range of services to all individuals entitled to our legal assistance. We encourage you to explore the topic specific tabs in the left-hand margin for Fact Sheets, FAQs and other useful tips, information and links regarding your legal issue.

Eligible clients

If you are entitled to legal assistance, our office can provide advice concerning personal, non-business, civil legal problems, including preparation of some legal documents, taxes, and assistance in drafting letters for your signature. We are limited to assisting only those eligible clients with noncommercial, non-criminal matters.

It is very important that you ask the legal office to review and explain questionable legal documents before you sign them. If you are unable to resolve a problem yourself, it is best to seek legal advice as soon as possible since delay rarely makes things better and the law may limit your remedy if you do not act quickly.

Please remember: In general, Army regulations and staffing considerations do not permit our attorneys to represent you in civil court. Except in very rare circumstances, you will need to engage a civilian attorney for any in-court representation that is required.

WALK-IN SERVICES

The following services may be performed on a walk-in basis:

  • Ad Valorem Forms
  • Notary Services
  • Powers of Attorney

APPOINTMENTS

Individual Legal Assistance is provided by Appointment only!

Appointments can be made in person, or by calling 706-545-3282/3281 during the hours of operation.

Please remember to:

  • Bring your Military I.D.
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time.

* Please note that arriving 10 minutes late for the scheduled appointment time will result in cancellation of the appointment and reported as a “no show.”

IMPORTANT!
DIVORCE:

Before an individual may consult an attorney in our office related to divorce/separation, he or she MUST attend the mandatory divorce briefing. Divorce briefings occur every Monday at 0900. Please click on our Family Law Matters tab on the left for additional information.

WILLS/ESTATE PLANNING:

Tuesday is the only day available to schedule an appointment for a will or estate planning related matters. Please click on our Wills & Advanced Medical Directives tab on the left for our worksheet and additional information.

If you can't find all the information you need here, let us know by sending us a message through our Facebook page.

Or check our great Army Legal Assistance webpage.