As stewards of the military justice system, the base legal office assists commanders in maintaining good order and discipline in their units. Military justice attorneys and paralegals accomplish this by providing legal advice to commanders and first sergeants on all disciplinary issues and keeping them appraised of trends so they can make well-reasoned and fair disciplinary decisions. The Military Justice Division is also responsible for processing all courts-martial, Articles 15s, and administrative disciplinary matters.
Operational Law and Mission-Related Legal Assistance Attorneys and paralegals are instrumental in advising commanders concerning the rules of engagement and law of armed conflict in both war and peacetime. Given Scott's medical evacuation mission and the special protections afforded to medical personnel under the Geneva Conventions, operational law attorneys and paralegals play a continuous role in ensuring all aspects of law of armed conflict are complied with.
Protecting Air Force Resources and Freedom of Action The legal office's client is the Air Force. To ensure the interests of the Air Force are protected, the legal office provides a full-spectrum of civil law advice to commanders and wing agencies to better enable them to accomplish their mission. From providing advice on contracts, environmental law and labor issues to defending the Air Force against tort claims and other law suits, the legal office fights hard to ensure commanders can accomplish the mission without a threat of adverse legal and/or fiscal consequences.
Morale and Welfare
Finally, the legal office helps ensure military members are compensated for any damage done to their household goods during government-directed moves by facilitating the claims process through the Air Force Claims Service Center and provides legal assistance to active duty, retired, dependent and mobilized Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. The scope of legal assistance includes almost any personal, civil, legal matter related to mobilization and deployment or that will have an adverse effect on the member's ability to perform military duties."
Office number/Legal Assistance Website
For a will or power of attorney, visit the legal assistance website. Please fill out a worksheet online before your visit.
There you can browse a variety of legal assistance information, fill out a legal worksheet and provide feedback on our services.
Wills and other Legal Assistance (APPOINTMENTS ONLY):
Appointments are available daily, with a wide variety of morning and afternoon times to accommodate your schedule. To set up an appointment with a member of our team of legal professionals, please call the legal office at 256-3542.
Notaries and Powers of Attorney:
Walk-ins on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Wing Training days.
The legal office is CLOSED every Friday morning and 2nd Thursday of the month for Wing Training.
The Legal Office is located on the top floor of the 375th Air Mobility Wing Headquarters Building, Bldg. P-3. It's the first large building on the left after turning at the 3-way stop sign at the Scott Field Historical Gate.
** Due to limited parking around the building, please call 256-3542 ahead of time to make special arrangements if you need to reserve a handicap space.