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Currently, all services are provided on an appointment basis only by calling 262-3400. Walk-ins are not available. If required, contractors must show their letter of authorization (LOA), which allows receipt of services. Legal consultation with a lawyer will be by telephone only.
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, 2015 and 2018

Legal Assistance Office DSN: 315-262-4698
Tax Assistance Center (Open mid-January to June 15 each year) DSN: 315-263-1040
Claims Office DSN: 315-262-4137


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.


Office Hours

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
Map to Legal Assistance Office

Legal Assistance
Legal Assistance Office

Contact Information

Phone number:   DSN: 315-262-4698
Within Japan: 046-407-4698
From outside Japan: 011-81-46-407-4698
Fax number: DSN: 315-263-3865
Address: Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Client Services – Legal Assistance (APAJ-JA-CS)
Unit 45005
APO AP 96343-5005

Click here to send email (usarmy.zama.usarpac.mbx.usarj-sja-legal-assistance-office@mail.mil)

Helpful Legal Links

Publications and Resources

Newcomer’s Legal Briefing – June 2018