To provide advice and recommendations and training on all administrative discharge related matters, to include the tracking and review of administrative discharge board packages, review of administrative board proceedings, and preparation of administrative discharge board records of proceedings.
References and Materials
Marine Corps Separation and Retirement Manual (MARCORSEPMAN)
Legal Support and Administration Manual (LSAM)
Request for Legal Services (RLS) – Save File to Use
Character Statement from OIC and SNCOIC
Appointment letter (Board)
Phone: (760) 830-5249
Building 1514 located across from the base theatre and between the MCX
0800-1130 and 1300-1600
Legal Assistance can notarize documents Monday- Friday from 0800-1130, 1300-1600.
Please be advised that we are not able to certify true copies of public, registered or court documents unless we view the original copy.
Examples: Birth certificates, marriage licenses, court orders, grant deeds, etc.)
Before coming down to our office, please be aware that your unit’s CO, XO, Admin Officer, Legal Officer, Assistant Legal Officer, or any O-4 and above have the ability to notarize documents.
*ALL Power of Attorneys have a maximum expiration date of one year and must be signed in front of a notary*
Legal Assistance can assist in preparing basic wills, durable financial power of attorney, and healthcare directives. If you would a will, please fill out the will worksheet with the link provided below then call
Parties considering marital dissolution must attend our Divorce Brief held every Wednesday at 0800 in building 1514 before receiving any paperwork.
If your unit is deploying soon, Legal Assistance is able to provide a presentation on powers of attorney and wills. The unit’s Legal Officer must contact the Legal Assistance Office no later than one month prior to deployment to give our office enough time for preparation.
If you are an active duty military member, you and anyone listed as your dependent are able to receive services to aid you in your citizenship status.
Point of Contact:
Immigration Specialist Camp Pendleton: (760)725-6882 *only available on Wednesday’s*
Military Help Line: (877)247-4645
The Legal Assistance Office at MCAGCC 29 Palms is able to provide guidance to individuals with legal problems with theft or fraudulent use of credit card, landlord/ tenant issues, contracts, and billing errors.
If you have any of the following issues, our walk-in hours are every Tuesday and Thursday from 0800-1100 where you may speak to an attorney in regards to your issue.
Please bring any paperwork related to your legal issue.
*military attorney’s are unable to represent clients out in town*
If you have any of these issues, Defense Services may be able to provide assistance. Please contact Defense Services at Defense Services Organization or call (760)547-5271 located in building 1428.
Defense Services Hours are:
Walk- in counseling's are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1300-1600. Arrive by 1330 to receive the counseling brief before meeting with an attorney. First come, first serve.
Defense Reception Area: Monday- Friday 0730-1600
Defense Services Organization
FAX (760) 830-5978