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United States Army
Intersection of Richardson & New Steese Highways
Fairbanks, AK 99703
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.
The Fort Wainwright Consolidated Legal Assistance Office provides worldwide support to United States Army Alaska and the Fort Wainwright military community. Its mission is to enhance combat readiness by providing a number of client and preventative law services, during both routine office appointments and pre-deployment processing. The office provides free advice and assistance to eligible clients on personal legal matters. We encourage you to bring leases, agreements, contracts, etc. to the Legal Assistance Office for review before you sign them. Eligible clients include soldiers, retirees and their family members (military ID card holders).
How to Contact Legal Assistance and Claims Office
The Legal Assistance Office is located at 1562 Gaffney Road, in Building 1562. Powers of attorney and notarys are walk in during any open hours. Clients may stop by or call to make an appointment. If you need a will, living will or medical directive you must make an appointment. Telephone 907-353-6518 or DSN 317-353-6518 for further information.
Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11:00 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and closed on Thursday for training.
Types of Services Provided
Basic advice and services on personal legal matters including:
•Estate issues such as wills, living wills, advance medical directives, powers of attorney and guardianships
•Family matters such as adoption, paternity, divorce, custody, support and visitation
•Consumer issues such as debts, auto repairs, warranties and bankruptcy
•Landlord-tenant issues •Real property law such as home purchase or sale
•Servicemembers Civil Relief Act issues •Veterans' reemployment right •Notarial service
•Military administrative issues such as financial liability investigations and noncommissioned officer evaluation report appeal
•Civilian criminal matter
•Referral to civilian attorneys for complex legal matters
Informative legal assistance pamphlets are available on a variety of topics in the Legal Assistance Office waiting room.
Services Not Provided
The following services are not provided by Legal Assistance:
•Defenses to charges brought pursuant to the Uniform Code of Military Justice; contact the Trial Defense Service office at 907-353-6522 or DSN 317-353-6522
•Private business activities
•Litigation or claims against the United States •Prepaid-legal-representation cases such as your insurance company defending you in a tort case
•Contingent fee case
•Standards of conduct issue
•Victim/Witness Assistance Program
•Legal issues or concerns raised on behalf of a person who is ineligible for legal assistance