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Legal Assistance

The District Seventeen legal assistance attorney provides timely and confidential advice and practical guidance regarding personal legal issues to service members on active duty or scheduled for deployment and their dependents; members and former members entitled to retired or retainer pay or equivalent pay and their dependents; officers of the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service who are on active duty and entitled to retired or equivalent pay and their dependents; and commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration when assigned to and performing duties with the Coast Guard, based on individual needs and at no cost.  These issues may involve family law, estate planning, consumer law, landlord-tenant matters, immigration, and other areas.  

Important Resources

  • D17 Legal Assistance pamphlet: which provides information on eligibility and priority for legal assistance; limitations on legal assistance service; Service members Civil Relief Act; personal readiness; and other pertinent legal assistance information.
  • Client intake form: which needs to be completed to make initial contact with the Legal Assistant Attorney and to schedule an appointment.
  • General information on powers of attorney (POA).
  • Power of attorney application: which must be submitted when requesting a power of attorney.
  • Sample of the residential lease agreement.  Please do not make any alterations to this document without first contacting D17 Legal Assistance.
  • For your estate planning (Will) needs, please submit the Will worksheet, along with the legal assistant client intake. Please allow 90 days from the time the worksheet is received until documents are ready for your execution.


Defense Services

The District 17 Legal office provides command advice to the District Commander and the D17 AOR.

If inquiring about defense services, please contact one of the offices listed in the defense service contact sheet.


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