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United States Navy
Naval Legal Service Office - Mid Atlantic
9620 Maryland Avenue
Suite 201 Building A50
Norfolk, VA 23511-2989
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 Navy Legal Services Office Mid-Atlantic's primary mission is to provide legal services to support fleet operational readiness. Legal assistance is available to eligible clients seeking assistance with personal civil legal matters. Assistance may include advice, analysis, research, negotiation, notary services and document review or preparation. Legal assistance also provides services to educate eligible persons and command representatives regarding personal legal rights and responsibilities.
Legal assistance attorneys counsel clients on numerous topics, but not on any that involve military justice or actions against the United States government, and no felony cases or military-to-military issues. This list is not intended to be comprehensive and attorneys may provide assistance on additional matters.
Eligibility for Services
The legal assistance department provides legal services to active-duty members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, and their dependents. Assistance is provided to retirees as resources permit. Proper valid military identification is required to receive services.
Legal Assistance Office Locations
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown does not have a legal representative at this time. All legal services will be handled through the NLSO Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk.
For non-support, divorce, custody or adoption assistance, please contact the legal office at Fort Eustis Army base at 757-559-1530, or NLSO Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk.
For notary or powers of attorney, contact Langley Air Force Base at 757-559-1550 or 757-764-3277.
Naval Station NorfolkHours: Monday- Thursday, 7:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m Friday CLOSED..Main Office: 757-462-4759Appointments: 757-550-0653 or 757-341-4489, Call Tuesday through Thursday
Seeing an Attorney
Legal assistance is handled on a walk-in or appointment basis and attorneys are available to see clients Monday through Thursday. Clients must be in the uniform of the day and provide a valid military identification card upon check-in. Appointments may be made one week in advance. You must arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to check in or you will not be seen. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice by phone.
Walk-in clients are seen each morning in the order they arrive. A limited number of slots are available. Once all available slots are filled, no more clients will be seen that day. The office opens at 8 a.m. for walk-in clients. However, you should arrive early to obtain a place in line.
Notary and Power of Attorney Service
Powers of attorney and notarizations are provided on a walk-in basis and do not require consultation with an attorney. Clients needing wills or other estate planning documents prepared should pick up a packet from legal and have it filled out before obtaining services. To have your packet reviewed, you should make an appointment to see an attorney or come during walk-in hours, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Children and Divorce
Fleet and Family Support Center offers a four-hour workshop that addresses the pain and loss of a family breakup from the child's perspective. This class meets the Virginia state law mandate requiring divorcing parents of minors to attend four hours of parent education. Several other parenting classes are also available at FFSC.
Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk9053 First Street, Suite 102Norfolk, VA 23511-3605
Toll-Free: 888-897-8217Commercial: 757-440-6315FAX: 866-782-7297DSN FAX: 312-757-444-3337
Naval Legal Services Office provides Personnel Claims Act packages to prospective claimants, and will also provide needed assistance to claimants who require further help in completing claims forms. PCA claims packages will also be available at all staff judge advocates' offices and personal property offices and will be available electronically at NKO Military One Source and, the Packets & Forms section of the OJAG website.
Completed claims will be accepted by mail, by facsimile transmission or via a scanned email to PCA Claims Unit Norfolk/PCA Claims Unit Branch Office Pacific at NorfolkClaims@navy.mil.
The PCA telephone help line (888-897-8217) is available to assist prospective claimants with the preparation and submission of PCA claims forms and supporting information. The help line is connected to a help desk in the PCA Claims Unit Norfolk, which is manned from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.