Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW)

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RLSO NW provides prosecution, command services, and court-reporting support to Navy and Marine Corps commands and legal assistance to active duty personnel, family members, and retirees located within its assigned geographic area, and performs such other functions and tasks as may be directed by the competent authority. RLSO NW is organized into departments that provide command service advice, courts-martial prosecution, and legal assistance. General lists of services and contact information for offices are listed below. Individuals seeking advice regarding military criminal defense should contact the Defense Service Office (DSO).

Area of Responsibility

The area of responsibility currently encompasses Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Hawaii, and Canada (outside the Northeast Territories).

Trial Services

The Military Justice Department provides case screening services and recommendations to commands on potential court-martial cases and prosecutes all Navy special and general courts-martial.

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 NW 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 Departments at the headquarters in Bremerton and our Branch Offices at Whidbey Island and Everett and the detachment in Hawaii at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Contact information for each Command Services Office is listed below.

Legal Assistance

RLSO NW provides legal assistance to active duty service members, reservists (dependent on issue and status of orders), retirees, and military dependents on a variety of topics. Legal assistance can include advice on topics such as consumer/financial affairs, disaster relief support/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. Walk-in notary services, power of attorney services, and attorney services are offered during the times listed below.

To request an appointment with an attorney, please call your local Legal Assistance Office or fill out the Client Intake Form and submit it via DOD SAFE in order to protect your private information. If you do not have access to DOD SAFE, as it requires a CAC to initiate use, please contact your local office and they can send you a link through which to upload your files in a secure manner. Contact information for each Legal Assistance Office is listed below. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on our services.

Legal Assistance Topics (Preventive Law Series)

Learn more about legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members such as consumer affairs, family law, wills, and 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.

Legal Assistance Preventive Law

Branch Offices & Detachments

Everett

2000 West Marine Dr
Everett, WA 98207-1900

COMM: (425) 304-4551
DSN: 304-4551
Fax: (425) 304-4550

Hours: Monday – Friday: 0730 – 1600

Whidbey Island

1045 W. Midway Street, Building 2739
Oak Harbor, WA 98278-1300

COMM: (360) 257-2011
DSN: 820-2011
Fax: (360) 257-6751

Hours: Monday – Friday: 0730 – 1600

Hawaii

850 Willamette St, 1st Floor
Honolulu, HI 96818

COMM: (808) 473-1387
DSN: 315-473-4701
Fax: (808) 473-1397

Hours: Monday – Friday: 0800 – 1600

Everett

2000 W Marine View Dr

Everett, WA 98207

COMM: (425) 304-4551

Email: RLSONW_LA_EVRT@navy.mil

Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 0800-1500

Fri: 0800-1230

Walk-In Notary/Power of Attorney Services

Mon-Thurs: 0800-1500

Fri: 0800-1230

Walk-In Attorney Services (ACTIVE DUTY ONLY)

Thurs: 0830-1030

Whidbey Island

1045 W. Midway Street, Building 2739
Oak Harbor, WA 98278-1300

COMM: (360) 257-2126
DSN: 820-2126

Email: rlsonw_la_naswi@navy.mil

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1600
Friday: 0830 – 1230

Walk-In Notary/Power of Attorney Services:
Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1600
Friday: 0800-1230

Walk-In Attorney Services (ACTIVE DUTY ONLY):
Wednesday: 0800 – 1100

Naval Base Kitsap

Bangor

1001 Tautog Cir., Bldg. 1001

Silverdale, WA 98315

COMM: (360) 396-6003

DSN: 744-6003

Bremerton

365 S. Barclay St. (Bldg. 433)

Bremerton, WA 98314

Desk Phone: 360-476-3800

COMM: (360) 476-4275

Email: rlsonw_la_bang@navy.mil (for both NBK locations)

Walk-In Notary/Power of Attorney Services Hours (both locations):

Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1600

Friday: 0800 – 1230

Walk-In Attorney Services (ACTIVE DUTY ONLY):

Bremerton: Monday 0800 – 1200

Bangor: Wednesday 0800 – 1200

Hawai'i

850 Willamette St, 2nd Floor

Honolulu, HI 96818

COMM: (808) 859-1485

Email: PRLHLegalAssistanceOutreach@navy.mil

Hours:

Walk-In Notary/Power of Attorney Services:

- Monday: 0900 – 1100

- Wednesday: 1000 – 1200

Attorney Services:

- Primarily by appointment - please email, call or send a text message

- Active-duty and active-duty dependents may walk in on Tuesdays between 0900 and 1400

RLSO NW Trial Services

365 S. Barclay Bldg 433, Code 1308
Bremerton, WA 98314-5260

COMM: (360) 627-3003
DSN: 627-3003
Fax: (360) 627-3012

Hours:
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1600

Hawaii

850 Willamette St, 1st Floor
Honolulu, HI 96818

COMM: (808) 473-4733
DSN: 315-473-4733
Fax: (808) 473-1397

Hours:
Monday – Friday
0800 – 1600