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United States Navy
Regional Legal Service Office Western Pacific
Building 1555 Floor 2
Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka
Yokosuka Japan 96349
Legal assistance is available to you and your family. Below, you’ll find information about claims and installation specific programs and services. If you have questions, reach out to the legal assistance program at your installation.
Legal Services Hours of Operation
Attorney Services: Monday through Friday by appointment
Notary walk-in hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Notary appointment hours: Monday through Thursday 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Self-help power of attorney
Eligible individuals can generate most requested special powers of attorney on our website and get them notarized during the walk-in hours above.
Note: all personnel must bring at least two forms of unexpired state/federal ID to receive notary services. Civilians, reservists, and contractors will be required to produce additional documentation. Please contact our office for further information.
Region Legal Service Office Western Pacific (RLSO WESTPAC) Legal Assistance Department’s mission is to provide personal civil law advice and support to eligible customers and clients throughout the Western Pacific area of responsibility.
We provide advice on a wide range of civil law matters to include:
Eligibility for Services
Individuals eligible for our services are:
RLSO WESTPAC Legal Assistance publishes informational handouts on a wide range of topics at:
Legal Assistance can be contacted at the contact information to the left and additional information about RLSO WESTPAC is located on our jag.navy.mil website:
The Naval Legal Services Office no longer handles household goods claims; review the following information for claims services available to you.
70 Days from Delivery -- You must deliver the Notice of Loss or Damage, DD Form 1840 orDD Form 1840R, to your local Personal Property Office or, if mailed, it must be received by the PPO within 70 days of delivery of your HHG or your claim will be reduced or denied.
At the time of the delivery, you should have been provided with three copies of DD Form 1840 on which you noted any obvious damage or missing items and signed the form.
On the reverse side of DD 1840 is DD 1840R. The government will dispatch the form to the responsible commercial carrier. As agreed upon between the commercial carrier and the armed services, loss of or damage to household goods discovered and reported by the member more than 70 calendar days after delivery will be presumed not to have occurred while the goods were in the possession of the carrier. The money the government could have recovered from the commercial carrier must be deducted from the amount payable on your claim. This is why your failure to provide timely notice can result in a reduction to the amount payable to you, or the denial of your claim.
Two Years from Date of Delivery -- Federal law requires that you deliver your claim packet within two years after it accrues. For HHG shipments, the claim accrues on the date of delivery. This requirement is statutory.
Taking the time to correctly complete the attached claims package and provide the government with the evidence it needs to pay you and recover those funds from the responsible carrier industry, will ensure a quick response to your claim.
If you need copies of the forms referred to in this package, make them yourself before you file your claim. The claims office does not have a copy machine available for public use.
More information on claims for loss of or damage to HHG and unaccompanied baggage shipped or stored at government expense can be found online at the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General website.