To reduce crowding in our waiting area and practice safe social distancing guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control, the Little Rock AFB Legal Office is seeing clients by appointment only. Personnel deploying and emergency requests will receive priority. If you have any questions or need to make an appointment, please call (501) 987-7886.
Area Defense Counsel
Special Victims Counsel (SVC)
As stewards of the military justice system, the base legal office
assists commanders in maintaining good order and discipline
in their units. Military justice attorneys and paralegals accomplish
his by providing legal advice to commanders and first sergeants
on all disciplinary issues and keeping them appraised of trends
so they can make well-reasoned and fair disciplinary decisions.
The Military Justice Division is also responsible for processing
all courts-martial, Articles 15s and administrative disciplinary matters.
Operational Law and Mission-Related Legal Assistance
Attorneys and paralegals are instrumental in advising commanders
concerning the rules of engagement and law of armed conflict in both
war and peacetime. The operation law division also takes care of
deploying member's and their family's legal needs before, during and
after the member departs.
Protecting Air Force Resources and Freedom of Action
The legal office's client is the Air Force. To ensure the interests of
the Air Force are protected, the legal office provides a full-spectrum
of civil law advice to commanders and wing agencies to better enable
them to accomplish their mission. From providing advice on contracts,
environmental law and labor issues to defending the Air Force against
tort claims and other law suits, the legal office fights hard to insure
commanders can accomplish the mission without a threat of
adverse legal and/or fiscal consequences.
Morale and Welfare
Finally, the legal office helps ensure military members are compensated
for any damage done to their household goods during government-directed
moves by facilitating the claims process through the Air Force Claims
Service Center and provides legal assistance to active duty, retired, dependent
and mobilized Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. The scope of legal assistance includes almost any personal, civil, legal matter related to mobilization and deployment or that will have an adverse effect on the member's ability to perform military duties.
POWER OF ATTORNEY & NOTARY SERVICES - WALK IN SERVICES
*Closed Wednesday at 1430 for training
LEGAL ASSISTANCE - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Tuesday: 1030 - 1430
WILLS - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
ARTICLE 137 REENLISTMENT BRIEFING
Monday & Wednesday 0900
* FOR INFORMATION WORKSHEETS FOR WILLS, ADVANCE MEDICAL DIRECTIVES AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY, PLEASE GO TO: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil
LITTLE ROCK AFB LEGAL OFFICE
Building 1250 Thomas Ave, 2nd Floor
Little Rock Air Force Base, AR 72099
- Active Duty members including reservists, National Guard members and contract ROTC Cadets on federal active duty under Title 10, United States Code.
- Members entitled to retired pay and former members of Reserve components entitled to retired pay under 10 U.S.C. §12731 (formerly 10 U.S.C. §1331).
- Officers of the commissioned corps of Public Health Service who are on active duty or entitled to retired or equivalent pay.
- Dependents of the above groups entitled to a military identification card. (Reserve and National Guard dependents must bring in a copy of orders showing member has been activated for more than 20 consecutive days.)
- Inactive reservists or National Guard Members subject to federal mobilization will only be provided with deployment-related legal assistance.
- Civilian and contract employees deploying to or in a theater of operations may only prepare and execute wills and necessary powers of attorneyser
Note for Reserve members: After release from active duty, eligibility for legal assistance shall begin on the date of the release and continue for a period of time equal to twice the length of the period served on active duty under that call or order to active duty. Please bring in a copy of your orders to verify eligibility for legal assistance under this provision. Air Force Legal Assistance and Preventive Law Programs are governed by Air Force Instruction (AFI) 51-504 and Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 51-5.
Paralegals are the backbone of the legal arena. The role of a paralegal is to assist the attorneys in achieving the mission of the office and the wing. Paralegals do many things, such as conduct in-depth legal research, interview witnesses, aid in the claims filing process and notarize documents, just to name a few. They also prepare Article 15 actions and assist in preparations for courts-martial proceedings.
All paralegals attend the Paralegal Apprentice Course for three months at the Judge Advocate Generals School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. To achieve the 7-skill level, they must return to the JAG School for the eight-week Paralegal Craftsman Course. Other training opportunities include civilian paralegal courses, attorney-level specialized courses (like operational, environmental, or contract law), or attorney-level courses hosted by our sister services in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
Interested in retraining into the paralegal career field? Contact the Legal Office at (501) 987-7886 for more information.
PCS and Retirement Gifts
Private Organization Issues
Receiving gifts from outside sources
Restriction on cash gifts from outside sources
Military Justice Archives
Little Rock AFB Public Affairs
1250 Thomas Avenue (19 AW HQ Bldg.)
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099-4929
Base Operator 501-987-1110