The legal assistance attorneys previously located at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany are now part of the legal assistance section of LSST Parris Island.
The legal assistance section of LSST Parris Island, which provides legal services to MCRD Parris Island, the Eastern Recruiting Region, MCAS Beaufort, MCLB Albany, and MCSF Blount Island is available to provide legal advice on all matters related to the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act, landlord/tenant issues, rental leases, family law, powers of attorney, estate planning and wills, adoptions, immigration and a full range of other legal issues faced by individual service members, retirees and their dependents.
Legal Assistance attorneys are also available to provide information for victims and witnesses of crimes involving servicemembers.
Legal Assistance DO NOT include:
- Legal advice on “business ventures” or similar matters not of a “personal” nature.
- Assistance in filing claims for monetary damages or restraining orders against the United States, or Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS)/TRICARE claims.
- Defense counsel functions, including advice on criminal matters, Article 31(b) counseling, and non-judicial punishment.
Active-duty service members or dependents of active-duty service members above the E-4 pay grade may be required to provide documentation of inability to obtain civilian legal services in order to qualify for Marine Corps legal assistance.
An appointment to speak with a legal assistance attorney can be made by coming to the SJA office and filling out a client intake sheet and an affidavit of representation. Once completed an appointment to speak with an attorney will be executed one of the following ways:
1. In person-
Once a month, usually the first Wednesday of each month, we provide the opportunity for clients to speak face to face with an attorney, in order to assist clients with legal issues that require an attorney’s presence; i.e. will executions.
Every Wednesday we provide an opportunity for qualifying persons to hold a teleconference with an attorney from Parris Island, to obtain legal advice.
Please be sure to collect all pertinent documents, correspondence, records, and information related to your issue before you meet with an attorney.
Document notarization, affidavits of domicile for the DMV, and most powers of attorney do not require an appointment and can be done at any time during regular business hours.
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Bldg 3500
814 Radford Blvd
Albany, Georgia, 31704
Phone: (229) 639-5212
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays
While Legal Assistance attorneys will do their best to provide legal help and advice on any matter within their scope of practice regardless of jurisdiction, the majority of services offered by the Legal Assistance attorneys on Parris Island are conducted in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Laws, rules, and procedures may vary in other jurisdictions and are always subject to change.
Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. Use of this site does not establish an attorney-client relationship with the OSJA Albany or LSST Parris Island.