Legal Office Hours
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To contact the Legal Office, email Kirtland.Legal.Assistance@us.af.mil or call (505) 846-4217.
Notary & Powers of Attorney
Walk-ins welcome 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays.
If you need housing documents notarized, call or email in advance.
By appointment only. Virtual legal assistance appointments by video chat are preferred, but exceptions will be made for those without access to video chat capability.
By appointment only. Visit the website (https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html) to fill out a will worksheet. Contact the Legal Office with the ticket number to be scheduled for a will appointment.
No in-person briefings. View briefing via myLearning.
Post-Government Employee Briefing
No in-person briefings. Contact the Legal Office for more information.
Eligibility for Legal Assistance
The Legal Office is here to assist you with various personal civil legal matters. We are serving active-duty military members and their dependents, and retirees and their dependents. National Guard and Reserve members are eligible under certain conditions.
Wills, Advance Medical Directives, and Health Care Power of Attorneys
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 health care 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 attorney 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 Power 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 Power 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. 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.
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