Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southwest

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Mission

RLSO SW supports the operational readiness of Department of the Navy Commands and Sailors in the Southwestern United States by providing responsive, timely and accurate legal guidance, support services and training in the areas of military justice, administrative law and legal assistance.

Area of Responsibility

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

Legal Assistance Services Provided

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before evaluating the topics below. Please fill out the Client Intake Form before your first appointment.

  • Legal Assistance
    • Consumer / Financial Affairs
      • Automobiles
        • Buying an Automobile
        • Drivers License Extensions
        • Leasing an Automobile
        • Renting an Automobile
        • Automobile Repairs
        • Automobile Repossession
        • Automobile Repossession – Redemption Rights
        • Automobile Service Contracts
      • Bankruptcy
      • Consumer Fraud
      • Contracts
      • Co-signing a Loan
      • Credit Protection
      • Consumer Credit
      • Contracts and Consumer Scams
      • Door-to-door Sales
      • Fair Credit Billing Act
      • Fair Credit Reporting Act
      • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
      • Federal Trade Commission
      • Identity Theft
      • Interest Rates
      • Military Sentinel
      • Money Matters
      • Online Internet Auctions
      • Telemarketing Fraud
    • Deployment Readiness
    • Family Law
      • Adoption
        • Adoption Overview
        • Adoption Reimbursement Options
          • Adoption Income Tax Credit
          • Department of Defense (DoD) Adoption Reimbursement Program
        • Foreign Adoption Issues
      • Community Property
      • Dependent Support
        • Child & Family Support
          • DoD Family Support Guidelines
            • U.S. Air Force Family Support Guidelines
            • U.S. Army Family Support Guidelines
            • U.S. Coast Guard Family Support Guidelines
            • U.S. Marine Corps Family Support Guidelines
            • U.S. Navy Family Support Guidelines
          • State Child Support Guidelines
        • Child Custody
          • Child Custody Overview
          • Child Custody Relocation Issues
          • International Child Custody Issues
        • Paternity
      • Divorce and Separation
        • Divorce & Separation Overview
        • Separation Agreements / Property Settlement Agreements
        • Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA)
      • Family Care Plans and Family Care Plan Issue Checklist
      • Garnishment & Involuntary Allotments
      • Guardianship
      • Locating Service Members
      • Modifications of Out-of-state Child Custody and Child Support Orders
      • Marriage
      • Name Change
      • Navy Dependent Support
      • Orders to Show Cause
    • Immigration (See Immigration & Naturalization FAQ and Navy Immigration Guide)
      • Family Member Citizenship & Travel
      • Foreign Adoptions
      • Immigration – Becoming a Legal Permanent Resident
      • Immigration – Citizenship
    • Military Benefits
      • Article 139 Claims
      • Casualty Assistance
      • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
      • Education
      • Family Advocacy Program
      • Identification Cards
      • Insurance
        • Long Term Care Insurance
        • Service Members Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
        • Veteran Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
      • Medical / Dental / Tricare
      • Military Pay
      • Social Security
      • Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
      • Thrift Savings Plan
      • Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act
      • Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act: Benefits
      • VA Survivor Benefits
      • VA Education Benefits
      • VA Mortgage Guarantees
    • Notary
    • Powers of Attorney (or see Power of Attorney Worksheet)
    • Real Property
      • Landlord-Tenant
      • Lease Agreements
      • Real Estate – Personal
      • Renting
        • Basics of Renting
        • Eviction Process
        • Habitability & Repairs
        • Military Clauses and Leases
        • Renting – Potential Problems and Pitfalls
        • Rent Increases
        • Security Deposits
        • Terminating a Lease
    • Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
    • Small Claims Court
    • Voting
      • Absentee Voting
    • Wills & Estate Planning
        • Estate Planning Information Guide
        • Estate Planning Worksheet
      • Health Care Issues
      • Long Term Care Insurance
      • Powers of Attorney – Estate Planning
      • Wills & Other Means of Passing Property
        • Life Insurance
        • Trusts
          • Trusts for benefit of children
          • Trusts for tax avoidance
        • Wills

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Forms

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

aPPOINTMENT Procedure

Please call (619) 556-2211 between Monday - Thursday from 0800-1130 and 1300-1500 and Fridays from 0900-1100 to schedule an appointment to speak with an attorney. Emergency walk-in clients will be seen on a case by case basis. For power-of-attorney and notary services, walk-in hours are Monday - Thursday from 0800-1130 and 1300-1500 and Fridays from 0900-1100.  All customers must present two forms of identification:

  1. Valid military identification card
  2. Valid state-issued drivers license or state-issued identification card, or valid United States Passport.

Attorney-Client Relationship with Walk-in Clients

Before an attorney-client relationship can be established, you will be required to provide the full name of the person, company or agency with which you are having any issues or problems, and you must bring all documents with you if you have entered in a contract with such person, agency or company. If you are visiting the attorney to discuss existing court orders, you must bring a copy of those orders for review.

Telephone Policy

Members physically assigned outside of the immediate geographical area of San Diego (beyond Camp Pendleton to the north) may obtain advice on the same issues as walk-in-clients by calling the Legal Assistance Office at (619) 556-2211 or DSN 526-2211.

Command Services Eligibility

RLSOs are dedicated to providing professional legal services and solutions in support of military justice and other legal issues involving Navy (and Marine Corps upon request) commands located within their area of operation, as well as other functions and tasks necessary in support of the mission and core capabilities of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. The highest priority will be given to fleet and operational units, particularly those deployed or preparing to deploy:

  • Command Services Provided
    • Admin Law
    • Admiralty
    • Administrative Separation Boards
      • Officer Misconduct and Separations
      • Detachment for Cause
      • Enlisted Separations
    • Correspondence Issues; Freedom of Expression and Grievance
      • Freedom of Expression
      • Procedures
      • Request Mast / Redress of Wrongs / Art. 138 UCMJ
      • Hotline Complaints & Whistleblower
      • Protection Act
      • Congressional Inquiries
      • EO Preventive Measures
      • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
      • Privacy Act
    • Ethics
      • Guidelines for Ethical Conduct
      • Commercial Dealings Between Members
      • Conflicts of Interest
      • Fundraising
      • Birthday Ball Fundraising
      • Gambling
      • Gifts between Employees
      • Gifts from Outside Sources
      • Government Property
      • Outside Employment
      • Political Activities – Military Active Duty
      • Private Organizations and Spouse Clubs
      • Travel Benefits
      • Command Coins / Recognition & Retention Items
    • Family Relationship Issues
      • Domestic Abuse Prevention
      • Domestic Violence / Family Advocacy Incidents
      • Paternity
    • Homeland Security
    • Interactions with Civilians
      • Environmental Issues
      • Jury Duty
      • Law Enforcement – Civilian Jurisdiction
      • Law Enforcement – Support of Civilian Police Agencies
      • Repossession of Personal Property
      • Service of Process / Subpoenas
    • JAG Manual Investigations
      • Training, Advice and Assistance to Investigating Officers
      • Review by Convening Authority (CA)
    • Nonjudicial Punishment
      • Preliminary Processing
      • Conducting the NJP Hearing
      • Preparing Letters of Censure
      • Forwarding Appeals
    • Operational Law
    • Outside Continental United States
      • Customs
      • Foreign Claims
      • Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction / SOFA
      • Liberty Risk
      • Marriages – Overseas
    • Personnel Issues
      • Alcohol Abuse Prevention
      • Drug Prevention and Urinalysis Program
      • Grievance Procedures
      • Hate Crimes Issues
      • HIV Issues
      • Homosexual Conduct
      • Indebtedness Complaints
      • Mental Health Evaluations
      • Officer / Enlisted Performance
      • Pregnancy
      • Reservists – Special Considerations
      • Suicides, Attempts & Gestures / CACO
    • Post Courts-Martial Assistance
      • Timely Review and Advice Regarding the Convening Authority’s Action
      • Preparation of Promulgating Orders
      • Forwarding of Records of Trial to Appellate Authority as Appropriate
      • Post-trial Review
    • Prosecution of Courts-Martial
      • Provide Preliminary Processing
      • Drafting of Charges
      • Review of Preliminary Inquiries
      • Advice Regarding the Preferral / Referral of Court-martial Charges
      • Pre-Preferral Investigation
      • Litigation of Courts-Martial Trials
      • Preparation and Authentication of Records of Trial
      • Provide Victim / Witness Assistance as Required
      • Summary Courts-Martial (SCM) Advice and Assistance
      • Draft of Charges
      • Review of Preliminary Inquiries and Referral of Charges
      • Advice and Training to Potential SCM Officers
    • Search & Seizure
    • Sexual Harassment, Fraternization & Hazing
      • Sexual Harassment Prevention
      • Sexual Harassment Incident
      • Fraternization Prevention
      • Fraternization Incident
      • Hazing Prevention / Incident
    • Special Assistant United States Attorney
      • Federal Magistrate Court
      • Federal District Court

RLSO Southwest HQ

Mailing Address:
3395 Sturtevant St., Suite 9
San Diego, CA 92136
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (619) 556-0049
DSN: 526-0049
Fax: (619) 556-1674
Hours:
0730 – 1630
Monday – Friday

Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) Offices

Commander, Navy Region Southwest SJA
Mailing Address:
Commander, Navy Region Southwest SJA (31530)
San Diego, CA 92132
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (619) 532-1418
DSN: 522-1418
Fax: (619) 532-1426
Hours:
0730 – 1630;
Monday – Friday
Naval Base Coronado SJA
Mailing Address:
Naval Base Coronado SJA (31530)
Box 357044
San Diego, CA 92135
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (619) 545-8141
Fax: (619) 545-8138
Hours:
0730 – 1630;
Monday – Friday
Attorney Hours (Appointment Only):
Emergency walk-ins will be seen on a case by case basis only. Please call (619) 556-2211 to schedule an appointment to see an attorney for all three offices.
Powers of Attorney / Notary Services:
Wednesday 1300-1500
Naval Base San Diego SJA
Mailing Address:
Naval Base San Diego SJA (31530)
3395 Sturtevant St., Suite 9
San Diego, CA 92136
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (619) 556-5533
DSN: 526-5533
Fax: (619) 556-1674
Hours:
0730 – 1630;
Monday – Friday
Naval Base Point Loma/Naval Air Facility El Centro SJA
Mailing Address:
Naval Base Point Loma/Naval Air Facility El Centro SJA (31530)
140 Sylvester Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (619) 553-7190
Fax: (619) 553-0202
Hours:
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Branch Offices & Detachments

Branch Office Naval Air Station North Island
Mailing Address:
Box 357026 NAS North Island
Bldg. 318
San Diego, CA 92135-7026
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (619) 545-6437
DSN: 735-6437
Fax: (619) 545-6266
Attorney Hours (Appointment Only):
Emergency walk-ins will be seen on a case by case basis only. Please call (619) 545-6437 to schedule an appointment to see an attorney for all three offices.
Powers of Attorney / Notary Services:
0800–1130 & 1300–1500,
Monday–Thursday
0900–1100; Friday
Divorce Seminar:
General Information & Initial Paperwork: 0745, Wednesdays
Directions:
Enter through the Main Gate and take a right turn at the Circle of Flags (2nd light). Take a left at Saufley Road; Bldg. 318 will be on your right.
Parking:
Naval Base Coronado (North Island): across from Bldg. 318. Please note North Island location is not wheelchair accessible. Please visit our 32nd Street location instead.
Branch Office Port Hueneme
Mailing Address:
2852 Harris St.,
Bldg. 1180
Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4405
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (805) 982-3124
DSN: (501) 551-3124
Fax: (805) 982-5811
Attorney Hours:
0930–1230;
Monday & Wednesday
Immigration Outreach Program
On a quarterly basis. Contact Officer
for current date.
Powers of Attorney / Notary Services:
0800 – 1600; Monday – Thursday
0800 – 1100; Friday
Will Review Seminar:
0930; Thursday
Will Execution Seminar:
1400; Thursday
Divorce Seminar:
General Information: 1330, Tuesday
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1030
Walk-in Basis
Walk-in-hours are for clients seeking general adviceon issues such as captain's mast, Article 138 / 1150 complaints, BCNR petitions, etc.
Directions:
Enter through the Main Gate (SUNKIST) and make a left at second stop light. (Harris Street), Make left on 29th street and then left into large parking lot, bldg 1180 is located on left hand side entrance by tennis courts.
Branch Office Lemoore
Mailing Address:
730 Enterprise Blvd., RM 302, Wing 3
Lemoore, CA 93246-5015
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (559) 998-2800
DSN: 949-2800
Fax: (559) 998-2727
Office Hours:
0900 – 1200/1300 – 1600 Monday – Thursday
0900 – 1200 Friday
Attorney Hours:
By appointment only; Emergency walk-ins will be seen on a case by case basis only. Please call (559) 998-2800 to schedule an appointment to see the Attorney.
Powers of Attorney / Notary Services:
0900 – 1200 & 1300 – 1600 Monday – Thursday
0900 – 1200 Friday
Divorce Video Seminar:
General Information: 1030 Tuesday & Thursday
Parking:
Parking spaces behind Bldg. 730.
Branch Office Fallon
Mailing Address:
4755 Pasture Road, Bldg 350
Fallon, NV 89406
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (775) 426-2711
DSN: 890-2711
Fax: (775) 426-3458
Hours:
Monday thru Thursday: 0800 – 1500
Friday: 0900 – 1430
Closed from 1200-1300 for lunch
Hours exclude federal holidays and command functions
Services Available:
Power of Attorney - Walk-in
Notary Services - Walk-in
Wills - By appointment only (Tuesday and Thursday mornings)
Legal Assistance - Long Distance to RLSO San Diego - Walk in
RLSO SW Tax Center, BLDG 56, NBSD
Monday - Friday: 0800 – 1500
"No Appointment Necessary"
(619) 556-6848
Opens: January 30, 2013
Branch Office Monterey
Mailing Address:
Branch Office Monterey
1 University Cir., He-131
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (831) 656-2506
DSN: 756-2506
Fax: (559) 998-3874
Hours:
0730 – 1630;
Monday – Friday