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United States Navy
Woodring Law Center - Air Force
120 Sixth Street
JBPHH, HI 96853-5336
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.
Navy Specific Information
Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii's Legal Assistance Department enhances the readiness of active duty and reserve members of the Navy and Marine Corps, and their welfare, by providing quality legal services regarding personal civil legal matters to eligible persons, and by educating eligible persons regarding their personal legal rights and responsibilities. RLSO Hawaii's Legal Assistance Department accomplishes its mission by direct client assistance services and a vigorous preventive law program that educates and informs the military community through a variety of creative and stimulating outreach efforts. Active Duty, Retired, and Reservists on Active Duty and their Family Members from all branches of the Armed Forces are eligible to utilize legal services. The attorneys and staff may provide assistance in the following areas:
Region Legal Service Office Hawaii's Legal Assistance Department is located on Pearl Harbor in Building 1746 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. But walk-in consultations with attorneys are only taken from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Contact 808-473-1410 for additional information.
Air Force Specific Information
Woodring Law Center Divisions
This division oversees the investigation of and response to criminal conduct on and off base:
1. Researches legal issues2. Monitors urinalysis drug testing3. Trains and advises commanders and investigative agencies4. Counsels command on disposition of offenses5. Processes nonjudicial punishments6. Prepares, prosecutes, records, and transcribes courts-martial7. Performs collateral administrative and record-keeping functions8. Processes administrative discharges
This division receives, investigates, and adjudicates claims filed against the Air Force and asserts claims on behalf of the Air Force under programs of compensation and recovery authorized by Congress. The Claims Division provides litigation support to the Department of Justice, primarily in defending lawsuits against the United States which have Air Force involvement.
This division provides advice on a wide variety of civil law issues, such as:
1. Provides advice and monitors standards of conduct program2. Responds to and provides advice on civil law contingencies3. Provides advice on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act issues4. Issues legal opinions on general topics and investigations other than Security Forces and AFOSI5. Reviews Reports of Survey and Line of Duty Determinations (LOD)6. Single point of contact for the Joint Ethics Regulation (JER) and Alternative Dispute Resolution7. Preventative law programs and contract law issues.8. Provides assistance for active duty members and their dependents relating to military readiness. Develops and implements required legal actions relating to operational plans.9. Receives, investigates, and adjudicates claims filed against the Air Force and asserts claims on behalf of the Air Force under programs of compensation and recovery authorized by Congress. Claims provide litigation support to the Department of Justice, primarily in defending lawsuits against the United States which have Air Force involvement.
Woodring Law Center Services/Hours of Operation
The law center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Legal Assistance (to include will and powers of attorney) is only available to active duty members who are scheduled to deploy within 30 days. Call 808-449-1737 to schedule an appointment.
Please Note: Non-deployment related legal assistance for active duty and dependents is handled by the Region Legal Service Office Hawaii's Legal Assistance Department. For more information about the Region Legal Service Office, call 808-473-4717.
The Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk, Pearl Harbor Detachment, is responsible for processing claims filed for household goods claims.
Claims packages can be obtained on line by simply clicking on the claim icon at the lower right hand side of the homepage screen. The claims package contains detailed step by step instructions on completing your claim.