Legal Assistance
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, MCAS New River
Legal Assistance

Legal Service Support Team Camp Lejeune (910) 451-1903

POC at MCAS New River: (910) 449-6169

Legal Assistance Office (LAO) provides a wide range of legal assistance services concerning civil legal matters to eligible personnel (active duty military personnel, retirees, and their respective dependents) in accordance with the Manual of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy and supplemental implementing regulations of the Navy and Marine Corps.

Child Care:  Other than POA's and Notaries, our office cannot accommodate children during briefs, appointments, and walk-ins.  Arranging child care is the responsibility of the client; drop-ins are available at the New River Child Development Center, 449-6712.

The LAO maintains liaison with relevant North Carolina agencies, such as the North Carolina State Bar Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel, the North Carolina Department of Insurance, and the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Attorney General.

LAO also provides notary public services and assistance concerning immigration and naturalization.  Services available from the LAO are provided as resources allow and generally include assistance with the following: pre-deployment legal preparedness, estate planning, family law, consumer protection, debtor-creditor problems, and landlord-tenant problems.

Through various means, LAO provides information to the public with a view towards consumer education and prevention of victimization.  LAO prepares cases alleging a pattern or practice of harmful business for review and appropriate action by the Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board.

The LAO OIC oversees the operation of the MCAS New River’s Tax Center which provides tax return preparation and electronic filing services free of charge to eligible clients from January thru April.

Do your own reseach before you come to the LSST, 
visit the link below:

North Carolina State Bar for Legal Assistance for Military Personnel 


Pre-deployment Legal Preparedness

What you should know before you go!   When a legal assistance officer mentions pre-deployment legal preparedness, people immediately think “wills and powers of attorney.” Sure enough, these items are important, but they are not the only items that need to be addressed. This article provides information relevant to deploying service members concerning a variety of topics. This summary is not, nor is intended to be, a comprehensive checklist applicable to everyone. However, addressed herein are legal preparedness issues applicable to many Marines and Sailors, with an eye towards getting you ready to go and preventing problems from occurring while you are gone.  


Disclaimer: The information on this site is for informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice from an attorney or the Legal Assistance Office.

Normal Weekly Events:
(Subject to Change without Notice)

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Legal Assistance Office

Hours of Operation
Open Friday
0730 - 1130 and 1300 - 1600

 Notary Services / Power of Attorney
Open Monday through Friday
0730 - 1130 and 1300 - 1545 

Unit Briefs available on Request

*-Subject to change without notice.
Please call to confirm.


(910) 451-7085

Monday through Friday

0730 - 1130 and 1300 - 1630

Immigration / Naturalization
(For Active Duty Members Only)

Monday - Wednesday
0080 - 1000 & 1300 - 1500

(For Family Members Only)
Tuesday and Thursday
0080 - 1000 & 1300 - 1500

New Client Walk-Ins
Tuesday and Thursday
0730 - 1000

Separation / Divorce Brief
Tuesday and Thursday @ 0700

Notary Services
Monday through Friday
0730 - 1130 and 1300 - 1545

FROM 1130 - 1300

Wills / Power of Attorney Brief
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Bldg 66 @ 0945

Tuesday at Base Theater @ 1245

 Will Executions Are By Appointment Only