Legal Assistance 

Information about legal services available to and designed specifically for military personneal, retirees, veterans
and their family members.


 Legal Assistance Resources

Army Legal Services
Army Legal Services officers provide free advice to Soldiers on a variety of personal and financial legal topics from the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to estate planning and powers of attorney.

Stateside Legal
Provides legal information, self-help tools and referral resources for common legal problems experienced by military and Veteran families in the United States. Also includes resources for advocates and attorneys.

Disabled American Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has a partnership with three national law firms to provide free legal representation for injured Servicemembers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in navigating the military’s disability evaluation and rating system.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
ESGR exists to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. The ESGR oversees and ombudsmen program to ensure that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) upholds the employment rights of military personnel.

American Retirees Association
The American Retirees Association is a non-profit organization that deals with the impact of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (ASFSPA).  They help former military spouses or those getting ready to divorce in divorce court.

Naturalization Information for Military Personnel and Family Members
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website has information on how military personnel may request expedited naturalization because of military service.

Operation Enduring Lamp
It is a consortium of state and local bar associations that have made a commitment to recruit volunteer attorneys, and in many cases offer training and facilities to volunteers, in order to assist military legal assistance providers with civil law matters affecting service members.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
The Army Legal Services website has extensive information on the protections offered to military personnel under the SCRA.

US Armed Forces Legal Assistance Website
The Armed Forces Legal Assistance (AFLA) Web site is a joint initiative of the Armed Forces legal assistance offices that aims to provide general legal information to the military community to enhance its readiness.

The Association of the United States Army Family Programs Directorate does not endorse any of the organizations listed nor the information about services provided on their websites.