Legal Office Hours
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
To contact the Legal Office, call (505) 846-4217
Notary & POA
Tuesday / Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
If you need housing documents notarized please call or email us in advance.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
By Appointment Only
Every Thursday 2 p.m.
Post Government Employee Briefing
Every Thursday 2:30 p.m.
Please call to double check that briefings are being held, due to unforeseen circumstances causing cancellations from time to time.
Wyoming Blvd and Griffin Ave
Eligibility for Legal Assistance
The Legal Office is here to assist you with various personal civil legal matters. At this time, we are currently servicing Active Duty members and their dependents.
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.
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.
Air Force Claims Service Center
Air Force Legal Assistance
Lawyer Referral Directory
UNM Law Library
NM County Courthouses
New Mexico Bar