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Judge Advocate

 

Our mission is to provide world-class legal services, products, and command-driven advice to the Scott AFB community through sustainable excellence and innovatice legal initiatives.

 

 

Deployers: if you need a will or powers of attorney, please contact the legal office at 618-256-5017.

 

General Information

Legal Office Main Line
1-618-256-5017

Legal Office Email
375amw.ja-legaloffice@us.af.mil

Address: 101 Heritage Drive (Bldg P-3) Suite 210 Scott AFB, IL 62225 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.

Legal Assistance

Walk in hours:

For powers of attorney and notary services, please visit our office on the top floor of Building P-3. Our walk-in hours are Monday – Wednesday 0900-1200 and Friday 1200-1500. We are closed Thursdays for training.

 

Legal Assistance Appointments with an Attorney:

For Legal Assistance an appointment is preferred. Please schedule an appointment online (link to: https://scottlegal.setmore.com/) or call 618-256-5017 for more information. Do not use the online service to book an appointment for a will or estate planning. Please follow the below process for scheduling a will appointment.

 

The Air Force Legal Assistance Website (link to: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html)  is dedicated to enabling your access to legal services and information. Educational resources are available on common legal issues.

 

Wills and Estate Planning:

Wednesday by appointment only.

  1. First, go to the Air Force Legal Assistance Website (link to: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html) and complete a Will Worksheet. Please fill out the worksheet completely. Ensure all names are spelled correctly and that you fill out all applicable sections of the form. Ensure you list all family members by name where appropriate.
  2. Second, either call or email our office with the ticket number you are provided after completing the form.
  3. You will be scheduled for the next available Wednesday for the execution of your will.

 

To qualify for any of the above legal assistance you must have a valid military identification card and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Active Duty Military Members and their dependents
  • Reserve and Guard Members who are on active duty and their dependents
  • Retired military members and their dependents. You must be receiving retirement pay to be eligible for service.

Claims

The Legal Office processes claims both for and against the Air Force arising out of incidents occurring at Scott Air Force Base and at locations under its responsibility.

For Household Goods Claims
Please contact the carrier first. If you do not receive prompt service, please contact the Claims Service Center through their website.

For All Other Claims
Please contact the legal office at 618-256-5017.

Military Justice

The legal office provides advice on a full range of disciplinary matters to the wing commander, subordinate units and partner commands. We enable commanders to uphold good order and discipline through the efficient and equitable administration of military justice. The Military Justice Division is also responsible for processing all courts-martial, Articles 15s, and administrative disciplinary matters.

Victim Assistance

The Victim and Witness Assistance Program, is a Commander-directed program that is supported by the Staff Judge Advocate Office. The VWAP provides guidance for the treatment of victims and witnesses of crime under the UCMJ. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the Program ensures that victims and witnesses receive the information and assistance they deserve.

Please call the legal office to schedule an appointment with our VWAP coordinator.

Other Base Legal Services

Area Defense Counsel

Are you under investigation or subject to adverse action?

The Area Defense Counsel provides confidential, independent legal representation for service members who are facing adverse administrative actions or are suspected of committing an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Area Defense Counsel falls outside the chain of command for the wing, and therefore retains independence in the representation of service members.

Air Force members can schedule an appointment by calling Scott AFB ADC at (618) 256-3246.

Special Victims' Counsel


Special Victims Counsel are experienced, independent judge advocates who provide confidential legal advice to victims of sexual assault. They serve both restricted and unrestricted reporters, help victims understand their legal rights, and explain how the legal process works for processing sex assault claims.

The Special Victims Counsel falls outside the chain of command for the wing, and therefore retains independence in the representation of victims.

To schedule an appointment with an SVC call: DSN 779-1670 or COMM (618) 229-1670

Hours of Operation

Our office is open for walk-ins for powers of attorney and notary services:

Monday: 0900-1200

Tuesday: 0900-1200

Wednesday: 0900-1200

Thursday: Closed for training

Friday: 1200-1500

 

For Legal Assistance an appointment is preferred. Please schedule an appointment online (link to: https://scottlegal.setmore.com/) or call 618-256-5017 for more information. Do not use the online service to book an appointment for a will or estate planning. Please follow the process detailed under the legal assistance section for scheduling a will appointment.

 

Wills and Estate Planning:

Wednesday by appointment only. First, go to the Air Force Legal Assistance Website (link to: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html) and complete a Will Worksheet. Second, either call or email our office with the ticket number. You will be scheduled for the next available Wednesday for the execution of your will.