The Legal Office provides free legal assistance on personal civil legal matters to eligible beneficiaries, including active duty or retired military members and their dependents. Examples of personal civil legal matters include: adoption, dependent care, financial responsibility, domestic relations, Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), veterans reemployment rights, landlord-tenant, and casualty affairs. The highest priority is given to active duty personnel who need mobilization- or deployment-related legal assistance.
Legal assistance attorneys can provide legal advice, conduct general review of documents, draft and send correspondence on the behalf of clients, and assist clients in preparing forms. Legal assistance attorneys cannot, however, represent clients in any court or administrative proceedings or draft or file legal documents with any court.
To qualify for Legal Assistance you must have a valid military identification card and fall into one of the following categories:
1. Active Duty Military Members and their dependents
2. Reserve and Guard Members who are on active duty and their dependents
3. Retired military members and their dependents. If you are a grey area retired reservist or guardsman or a dependent of one of them, you must be receiving retirement pay to be eligible for service. Please note you must have a military ID card to be eligible.
4. Other individuals in unique circumstances may be eligible if they have a valid military identification card.
If you have a questions please contact the office at (210) 808-0169. Legal advice cannot be given over the phone.
Walk in Legal Assistance
Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (all eligible categories)
Thursdays 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (active duty only)
Legal Assistance by Appointment
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Legal assistance attorneys can prepare wills and advance medical directives, including living wills and medical powers of attorney. If you are deploying, we will attempt to accommodate you outside of these hours.
To schedule an appointment, please call (210) 808-0169. Before your appointment, please visit: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil and complete the online legal worksheet.
Pro Se Programs
The legal office currently provides more expansive legal services, to include uncontested pro se divorce, pro se adult and child name change and Texas pro se probate. Please call (210) 808-0169 to schedule an appointment or come in during walk-in legal assistance.
Powers of Attorney and Notary Services
The Legal Office can prepare general and special powers of attorney to include advanced medical directives, medical powers of attorney and provide notary services on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Legal Office operates a free tax clinic from early January to mid-April, preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for eligible persons. Assistance is provided by appointment only Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, please call (210) 295-1040. To schedule an appointment at BAMC, please call (210) 916-1040.
The tax clinic is run by volunteers who receive training by IRS personnel.
Click here to get a list of "What to Bring" to your tax appointment.
The Air Force Legal Assistance Website
Please visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil to find information on various legal assistance topics, and provide feedback regarding legal assistance provided to you by the legal staff.