Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southeast
Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) supports the operational readiness of Department of the Navy assets in the Southeastern United States by providing responsive, timely and accurate legal guidance, support services and training in the areas of military justice, legal assistance and administrative law.
Area of Responsibility:
RLSO SE geographic area of responsibility includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico, South America and portions of Mexico.
Legal Services Provided
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.
In addition, some offices provide assistance to the Department of Justice as Special Assistant United States Attorneys.
Consumer/Financial Affairs, Crime Victim Information and Advice, 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.
RLSO SE attorneys may be available to provide preventive law briefs. Please call your local office for details and more information.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Legal assistance is provided based upon available resources to Active Duty, Reservists on active duty for 30 days or more, Retirees, and their lawful dependents from all branches of service. In order to receive assistance, clients must present their current military ID card in person at a legal assistance office. For notary services, all customers must present two forms of identification: valid military identification card; and valid state-issued drivers license or state-issued identification card, or valid United States Passport.
The Advisor is a newsletter published by RLSO Southeast. It covers a variety of command services, trial, and legal assistance topics that are of interest to commands throughout Navy Region Southeast.