June 1, 2018
Legal Assistance Office
Recipient of the Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015
|Legal Assistance Office
|Tax Assistance Center (Open mid-January to June 15 each year)
The Camp Zama Legal Assistance Office services active duty military, retirees, reservists who are serving on orders, family members of active duty, reservists, retired members, DOD civilians, civilian contractors, and their family members. Legal assistance services, provided by licensed attorneys, include almost all services rendered by civilian attorneys, except representation in civilian court.
Legal assistance attorneys will not appear in civilian courts or give advice concerning private income producing activities. Within these limitations, the legal assistance attorneys and staff may provide legal counseling, draft letters, draft wills and powers of attorney, provide notary service, negotiate legal disputes with third parties, review and explain legal documents (sales contracts, leases, court papers, etc), provide pro se assistance in limited situations, or make referrals to civilian attorneys when appropriate.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed federal and training holidays.
Walk-in for notary service and power of attorneys. Recommend appointments for attorney consults.
Locations & Directions
Map to Legal Assistance Office
Within Japan: 046-407-4698
From outside Japan: 011-81-46-407-4698
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Client Services – Legal Assistance (APAJ-JA-CS)
APO AP 96343-5005
Click here to send email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Helpful Legal Links
Publications and Resources
Newcomer’s Legal Briefing – June 2018
- Creditor/Debtor Issues
- Family Law
- Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Information