Kirtland AFB Legal Office

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Legal Office Hours
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

To contact the Legal Office, call (505) 846-4217

Wills - By Appointment Only 
Monday 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 to 11 a.m.
See below for requirements to schedule an appointment

Legal Assistance - By Appointment Only
Monday from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Notary & Power of attorney
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 

Eligibility for Legal Assistance
The Legal Office is here to assist you with various personal civil legal matters. Active duty military members, dependents, members entitled to retired or retainer pay and their dependents are among those eligible for legal assistance. For further details on who is eligible please look to AFI 51-504, Legal Assistance Program.

Wills, Advance Medical Directives, and Healthcare Power of Attorneys
Please visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html and fill out a will worksheet. When you are done, the system will generate a ticket number for you. This ticket number is required before you can make a legal assistance appointment for a will, a healthcare power of attorney, and/or advance medical directive.

Deployment
Our primary goal and first priority is to ensure members and their families are prepared for deployment. That means we work with you to make sure you have everything in order. This includes a will, an advance medical directive (living will or medical power of attorney), powers of attorneys and
arrangements to support your family.

Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney is a written instrument that allows you (the "principal") to authorize your agent (your "attorney-in-fact") to conduct certain transactions on your behalf. It is one of the strongest legal documents that you can give to another person. Every act performed by your agent under the authority of a POA is legally binding upon you. Since a POA is such a powerful document, you should only give it to a trustworthy person, and only when absolutely necessary.

There are two types of POA - a general POA and a special (or limited) POA.

1. General Powers of Attorney
A general POA gives your agent the authority to do most things you could do yourself, such as write checks and pay bills, borrow money, and sign contracts in your name. Not all institutions accept a general power of attorney; some require a POA from them specifically. You should check with the institution before getting a POA.

2. Special Powers of Attorney
A special, or limited, POA authorizes your agent to do only a specific act, such as sell your car, ship your household goods, or cash your paycheck. It restricts the agent's action to a particular purpose which you have chosen. It is best to give a special power of attorney when possible.

Visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html to find the
POA that fits your needs. The website will direct you to fill out your
personal information, and then it will generate a ticket number for you.
Please bring your ticket number with you on your visit to the legal office.

Other Legal Assistance
We also offer other forms of legal assistance, including domestic relations assistance (divorce, child support, and custody), advice regarding the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, personal property claims, landlord/tenant issues, and tax questions.

Useful Links
Air Force Claims Service Center 
Air Force Legal Assistance
Lawyer Referral Directory
UNM Law Library
NM Statutes
NM County Courthouses 
New Mexico Bar