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Service Member Legal Services

About Legal Assistance

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) offers legal assistance services to Oregon National Guard Servicemembers (SM) during Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) Inactive Duty Training (IDT) (i.e., drill weekends).  A legal assistance attorney may assist with the following topics:

1.      Estate planning (wills, powers of attorney);
2.      Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protections;
3.      Family support obligation;
4.      FLIPL rebuttal;
5.      Potential Lautenburg-qualifying conviction;
6.      Referred OER / NCOER;
7.      Memorandum of reprimand; and
8.      USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) protections

To request legal assistance services, email:; or call 971-355-4420.  Provide name, contact information, and a brief description of the legal matter.

For assistance regarding topics not listed above, call the Oregon State Bar (OSB) at 800-452-8260 or 503-620-0222.  The OSB Military Assistance panel may offer services at reduced costs, or attorneys referred by the OSB may offer services at reduced costs to the public through the Modest Means Program. 

For SMs of the active components of the U.S. Armed Forces or retired SMs, call the legal office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington, at 253-477-1873/1875

Trial Defense Services

Instead of the issues listed above, if you are a respondent in an Article 15, court marital, or separation board action, visit: Trial Defense Services
Service Member Legal Services Contact Us

Phone: 971-355-4420