Mission Statement

The Legal Services Support Team is tasked with providing free attorney and paralegal assistance to uniformed service members, their family members and dependents, retirees and other eligible clients regarding personal legal matters. "Family members" or "dependents" are those persons identified in the sponsor's service record and/or who possess a valid United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card. Legal Assistance attorneys are available to assist clients with step-parent adoption, child support, consumer problems, contracts, debt and credit problems, immigration advice, wills, living wills, name changes, marital separation agreements, spousal support, and notarizations.
 

Contact Information: 858-307-1656 DSN (267) 1656

 

Hours of Operation

MCAS Miramar Legal Assistance

Monday-Friday: 0800-1100 & 1300-1620

 (Notary service after normal hours is available by advance appointment; please call 858-307-1656.) 

MCRD San Diego Legal Assistance

Wednesday: 0800-1100 (Notary service after normal hours is available by advance appointment; please call 858-307-1656.) 

Location/Address

We are located in Building 6275 aboard MCAS Miramar, next to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop and across from NBHC Miramar (Base Medical).  You can also Google “Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop at MCAS Miramar” since our office is located in the same building.

Walk-In Hours
First time clients should come to the office during Walk-In Hours on Tuesday and Thursday at 0800 to 1100.
If you are a returning client of the current attorney or are unable to attend walk in hours, please call our office to make other arrangements.(Subject to availability of our attorneys)

**NOTE: Please bring all documentation relating to your case with you to your walk-in session. If you do not have the necessary documents on hand, an attorney may not be able to assist you. We provide walk-in hours at MCRD San Diego every Wednesday from 0730-1100. 

If you are calling about filing your taxes, please be advised the tax center is closed.  No more services are being provided.

Matters Handled During Walk-In Hours
- Consumer Law Issues (credit card debt, identity theft, car loans, foreclosures, car contracts, etc.)
- Contract Disputes
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes
- Review of Contracts (e.g., to purchase a car)
- Non-Support Issues
- Family Law Issues
- Wills (Packet, Pick Up/Drop- off)
- Adoptions
- Name Changes

Dissolution (Divorce) Class

Parties considering using the Legal Assistance Office attorneys to assist in your marital dissolution must first attend a Dissolution Brief.  The Dissolution Brief is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 0745 via ZOOM.  The brief covers basic California law concerning the division of assets and debts of a married couple. The brief also discusses the law regarding child care and parenting plan issues.  After you attend the brief, you will have enough information to decide whether our office's mediation service is appropriate for your dissolution.

Please contact us at 858-307-1656 (Ext. 1) and request information about this brief. We will provide you an email with the steps and instructions on how to register for this brief. Remember, you must first attend the Dissolution Brief to utilize our legal services.

Our office is available to review the paperwork necessary to file for a divorce in California.  The documents include the petition for divorce, petition for child custody and child support.  It is highly recommended you utilize this service before you file for divorce.

Services Not Provided by Legal Assistance

- Living Trusts
- BCNR Petitions
- Conservatorships
- Traffic Violations
- Criminal Matters
- NJP Counseling
- Fitness Report Rebuttals
- DUI Counseling
- Claims Against the Government

Citizenship & Immigration Hours

-Immigration & Citizenship walk-ins: Tuesday & Thursday from 0800-1100.                                                                         

-Doors open at 0800, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.                                                                                
- Immigration Walk-ins & Citizenship walk-ins: Tues: 0730-1100, Weds: 1300-1600, and Thurs 0730-1100. 
- Doors open at 0730, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
BOTH petitioner and beneficiary must be present unless the beneficiary is out of country.
- Petitioner must be seen at least 6 weeks prior to deployment.                                                                                         

 -There is no immigration brief, only walk-ins

 

Wills

Wills packets, pick-up and drop offs can be done at anytime during working hours. The Powers of Attorney are also available to be printed and completed; however, DO NOT sign any Powers of Attorney until you are in front of the notary. Our notary hours are provided below. We will schedule an appointment for you to execute your will upon receipt of your completed will worksheet.

**Note: There is a two week turn around once the will worksheet package has been turned in.

Notary Public Hours

Monday- Friday: 0800-1100 & 1300-1630

 (Notary service after normal hours is available by advance appointment; please call 858-307-1656.) 


We will execute a Power of Attorney or notarize other documents during regular business hours. To the maximum extent practical, try to come in outside of the walk-in hours. Also, please note that notarizations can also be performed by unit adjutants per 10 U.S.C. 1044a.

**Note: We only provide notary assistance at MCRD San Diego every Wednesday from 0800-1100                                                                                                                                 (Notary service after normal hours are available by advance appointment; please call 858-307-1656.) 

Traveling Legal Briefs

Preventive Law Briefs, Wills and Power of Attorney Briefs, and Pre-deployment Briefs should be scheduled two weeks in advance. Please include Unit name, number of attendees, time, and place of the brief in your request.. Contact MCAS Miramar’s Legal Assistance Office at 858-307-1656 (Ext. 1) to schedule a brief for your unit.

 

Other Joint Legal Assistance Offices

  • MCRD San Diego’s Legal Assistance

3700 Chosin Avenue Bldg 12

San Diego, CA 92140

Phone Number: 619-524-4111/4110

ONLY on Wednesday from 0800-1100. (Notary Service after normal hours are available by advance appointment; please call 858-307-1656.)

 

  • MCB Camp Pendleton’s Legal Assistance

(22 Area) Building 22161

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Phone Number: 760-725-6558

Tuesdays & Thursday: 0730-1100

Wednesday: 1230-1500

Webpage: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Staff-Agencies/Legal-Services-Support-Team/Legal-Assistance/Services-Hours/

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar