Legal Assistance Division

Legal Assistance is available to members of the Armed Forces and their family members, retired military personnel and their family members, and survivors of members of the Armed Forces who would be eligible if the service member was alive. Reserve Component personnel on active duty for thirty days or more are also entitled to legal assistance.

Legal Assistance Attorneys provide advice on most personal legal matters, review legal documents such as contracts and leases (if they are not related to a private income-producing business), and prepare wills, correspondence, and other legal documents. They are not authorized to appear with you as your attorney of record in any court. Issues on which advice is provided include automobile accidents, wills, credit matters, repossessions, consumer complaints, living wills, health surrogate forms, tax assistance, life insurance contracts, and powers of attorney. The services of the Legal Assistance Office are provided without charge.

Attorney Walk-in services are available only on Fridays at 9:00 AM, ending when the limited slots are filled. Powers of attorney, notarizations, health surrogate forms, and living wills may be obtained on a walk-in basis every day during normal business hours, but wills are done every Tuesday by appointment only. Consultations with attorneys are only by appointment.

Contact Information

  • HQ, United States Army Cadet Command
    Bldg 1310, Pike Hall
    Fort Knox, KY 40121-5000

    Telephone: 502-624-2771
    DSN: 312-464-2771

    Fax: 502-624-2772

    • Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Legal Assistance Information Papers

United States Army Legal Assistance

Contact Information

Fort Knox
Office of the
Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Cadet
Command & Fort Knox
Bldg 1310
50 Third Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121

Fax: 502-624-2488


Administrative Law
Telephone: 502-624-7414
DSN: 312-464-7414

Tort Claims /
Medical Affirmative Claims
Telephone: 502-624-2934
DSN: 312-464-2934

Personnel Property Claims
Telephone: 502-626-3000
DSN: 312-536-3000

Criminal Law
Telephone: 502-624-2853
DSN: 312-464-2853

Legal Assistance
Telephone: 502-624-2771
DSN: 312-464-2771

Soldier's MEB Counsel Office
Telephone: 502-624-2603
Telephone: 502-624-2310
Telephone: 502-624-2423
DSN: 312-464-2603/2310/2423

Trial Defense Service
Telephone: 502-624-4417
DSN: 312-464-4417

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Updated 29 December 2015