Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic (RLSO MIDLANT)

RLSO Mid-Atlantic Seal

Mission

RLSO Mid-Atlantic is a customer service organization that supports fleet operational readiness by providing high-quality legal services to commands and authorized personnel including Sailors and their families.

Area of Responsibility

RLSO Mid-Atlantic provides legal services in North Carolina, Virginia (except the Washington, D.C. area), West Virginia, Maryland (except the Washington, D.C. area), Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and the Northeastern Territories of Canada.

Appointment and Consultation Information

Legal assistance clients should make an appointment to meet with an attorney using the contact phone number listed for the closest legal assistance office. Appointments and walk-in hours vary by location and type of service. Please call for appointments and current schedule for walk-ins and notary and power of attorney services. Clients must provide proof of eligibility for services by showing a valid military identification card upon check-in. Clients must arrive 20 minutes prior to their appointment to check in or risk not being seen. To reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give at least 24 hours’ notice by phone.

Commands with more than 20 service-members needing wills may request that attorneys visit command spaces. To request a will visit on behalf of your command, please email RLSOMIDLANTwillrequests@navy.mil.

RLSO Mid-Atlantic provides legal consultation and command services support primarily for Navy commands without their own assigned judge advocate or general counsel. Command clients can contact the closest installation staff judge advocate (SJA) or a command services provider from the Command Services Department at the headquarters in Norfolk or Detachment Groton. Contact phone numbers are listed for each command services office.

Legal Services Provided

Command Services

Command Services provides advice in the following subject areas: Administrative Law, Admiralty, Administrative Separations and Processing, Disciplinary Options, Freedom of Expression and Grievances, Homeland Security, Interactions with Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies, Subpoenas, JAGMAN Investigations, Military Justice, Operational Law, Personnel Matters, Standards of Conduct and Government Ethics.

RLSO Mid-Atlantic provides legal consultation and command services support primarily for Navy commands without their own assigned judge advocate or general counsel. Command clients can contact the closest installation staff judge advocate (SJA) or a command services provider from the Command Services Department at the headquarters in Norfolk or Detachment Groton. Contact phone numbers are listed for each command services office.

Legal Assistance

Legal assistance can include advice on topics such as consumer/financial affairs, disaster relief support and advice, family law, foreclosure advice and counseling, immigration, notary services, powers of attorney, landlord/tenant matters, Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act, small claims court matters, victim assistance, and wills/estate planning. Pre-deployment services are given priority. Please contact your local office to see how it can best meet your pre-deployment needs.

Please fill out the Client Intake Form before your first appointment. Also, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on our services.

Legal Assistance Topics

Learn more about legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members such as consumer affairs, family law, wills, or powers of attorney. The information provided is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. Speak with a licensed attorney before relying on the information contained within the website to make a decision or take any action.

Forms

Legal Assistance Intake Questionnaire
Standardized Will Worksheet
Power of Attorney Worksheet
Notary Service Worksheet

Legal Compass

The Legal Compass is published by the Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Mid-Atlantic and covers legal issues of interest to its clients.

Legal Compass OCT 2014

Legal Compass JUL 2014

Legal Compass FEB 2014

Legal Compass SEP 2013

Legal Compass JUL 2013

Legal Compass APR 2013

Legal Compass DEC 2012

Legal Compass AUG 2012

Legal Compass JUN 2012

Legal Compass MAR 2012

RLSO MIDLANT HQ

Mailing Address:
9620 Maryland Ave., Ste 201
Norfolk, VA 23511-2939
Phone Numbers:
Comm: 757-341-4470/4588
DSN: 341-4470/4588
Legal Assistance Department
Appointment Line: 757-341-4491/DSN 341-4491
Emergency Walk-ins: 757-341-4489/DSN: 341-4489
Directions:
Legal Assistance and Trial Departments located in Bldg A-50 on Maryland Avenue onboard Naval Station Norfolk.  Command Services Department located in Bldg N-26 on Gilbert Street.
Command Sponsor Coordinator
In order to contact your Command Sponsor Coordinator, please email rlsomidlant_CCC_CSC@navy.mil. Our Command Sponsor Coordinator will then link you with the appropriate departmental sponsor.

Detachment & Branch Offices

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM BRINGING CHILDREN TO THE OFFICE. ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL MUST BE IN UNIFORM OF THE DAY OR PRESENT VALID LEAVE DOCUMENTS

Branch Office Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story (JEBLCFS)
Legal Assistance Office
Mailing Address:
1168 Gator Blvd.
Bldg. 3370
Virginia Beach, VA 23521
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (757) 462-4991
DSN: 253-4991

For hours, walk-ins, appointments, and directions

Command Services Office/JEBLCFS SJA
Mailing Address:
2600 Tarawa Court, Suite 100,
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (757) 462-7224
DSN: 253-7224
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
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Branch Office Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana
Legal Assistance Office
Mailing Address:
799 Hornet Dr.
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (757) 433-2215, ext. 223
DSN: 564-3597

For hours, walk-ins, appointments, and directions
Command Services Office/NAS Oceana SJA
Mailing Address:
Naval Air Station Oceana
1750 Tomcat Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23460-2191
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (757) 433-2946
DSN: 433-2946
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
HQ Norfolk Legal Assistance Department
Mailing Address:
9620 Maryland Ave., Ste 201
Norfolk, VA 23511-2939
Appointment Line: (757) 341-4491/DSN 341-4491
Emergency Walk-ins:
757-341-4489/DSN: 341-4489

For hours, walk-ins, appointments, and directions

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HQ Norfolk Command Services Department
Comm: (757) 444-1266
DSN: 564-1266
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
HQ Norfolk Trial Department
Comm: (757) 341-4516
DSN: 341-4516
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
Naval Station Norfolk SJA
Comm: (757) 444-7371
DSN: 564-7371
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
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Branch Office Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle
Legal Assistance Office
Mailing Address:
Naval Weapons Station
201 Highway 34 South
Coltsneck, NJ 07722-5016
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (732) 866-2066
DSN: 449-2066
Hours:
0800–1530; Monday – Friday
Appointments:
Please call for appointments and walk-in hours.
Command Services Office/NWS Earle SJA
Mailing Address
Naval Weapons Station,
201 Highway 34 South
Coltsneck, NJ 07722-5016
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (732) 866-2117
DSN: 449-2117
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
Detachment Groton, Naval Submarine Base
New London (SUBASE NLON)
Legal Assistance Office
Mailing Address:
Naval Submarine Base New London, Box 46
Groton, CT 06349-5046
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (860) 694-3741
DSN: 694-3741
Hours:
0800-1630; Monday-Friday
Appointments:
Please call for appointments and walk-in hours.
Command Services Offices
Mailing Address:
Naval Submarine Base New London, Box 46
Groton, CT 06349-5046
Phone Numbers:
Command Services Department
Comm: (860) 694-3741
DSN: 694-3741
SUBASE NLON SJA
Comm: (860) 694-3484
DSN: 694-3484
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
Branch Office Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport
Legal Assistance Office
Mailing Address:
360 Elliot St.
Newport, RI 02841
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (401) 841-3766
DSN: 841-3766
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday
Appointments:
Please call for appointments and walk-in hours.
Command Services Office/NAVSTA Newport SJA
Mailing Address:
690 Peary Street
Newport, RI 02841
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (401) 841-2609
DSN: 841-2609
Hours: 0800-1630; Monday-Friday