Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Midwest

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COVID-19 Policy

For the health and safety of our clients, staff, and attorneys, the Legal Assistance Offices at Naval Station Great Lakes will only be providing remote services until further notice, with priority being given to active duty servicemembers and their dependents. Please call 847-688-3805, ext 111 or email to schedule a remote service. We apologize for any inconvenience.


To provide the highest quality legal service and support to Navy commanders, commands and individual Sailors and their families within its geographic area.

Area of Responsibility

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. 

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.

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.

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.


Remote Services Acknowledgment
Joint Representation Letter
Legal Assistance Intake Questionnaire
Standardized Will Worksheet
Power of Attorney Worksheet
Notary Service Worksheet

RLSO Midwest HQ

Mailing Address:
2540 Paul Jones St., Suite 300
Bldg. 2
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2936
Phone Numbers:
Comm: 847-688-3805
DSN: 792-3805
Fax: 847-688-2481
Legal Assistance 847-688-3805 x111
0730 – 1630
Monday – Friday
Command Duty Officer:
Military Justice Act of 2016 Training
Comm: 847-688-2480/3805 ext 121