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LSST Mission

The mission of the Legal Services Support Team is to provide professional and efficient legal services to active duty personnel, retired personnel, dependents and spouses in Twentynine Palms, as well as the surrounding area. Reliable and effective trial services, administrative law services, and defense services, are also provided to commands and personnel aboard MCAGCC.

Location: Building 1514 across from the base theater and between the Main MCX and Frontwave Credit Union
Hours: Mon-Thurs 0800-1600,  Friday 0800-1400
Phone: 760-830-6111 DSN: 230-6111
 

SERVICES

NOTARY
Legal Assistance can notarize documents at any time during our normal operating hours.

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.

POWER OF ATTORNEY
Vehicle Power of Attorney: grants another person Special Power of Attorney for vehicle except selling the vehicle.
  
Special Power of Attorney Children (in Loco Parentis): allows others to act in your place as a caregiver. 
  
Special Power of Attorney (SPOA): grants another person management of a specific power you have assigned on behalf of your absence.
 
General Power of Attorney (GPOA): grants another person to manage anything on behalf of your absence (not recommend).

*ALL Power of Attorneys have a maximum expiration date of one year and must be signed in front of a notary*

WILLS
Legal Assistance can assist in preparing basic wills, durable financial power of attorney, and healthcare directives. If you would like a will, please fill out the will worksheet with the link provided below then call.

FAMILY LAW
Parties considering marital dissolution must attend our Divorce Brief held every Wednesday at 0800 in building 1514 before receiving any paperwork.

The California Courts Self Help Guide covers all aspects of divorce in the state of California.

PRE-DEPLOYMENT BRIEF
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.

CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION
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.

Immigration Specialist Camp Pendleton: 760-725-6882  *available Wednesday only*

Military Help Line
877-247-4645
https://www.uscis.gov/military/military-help-line

CONSUMER LAW
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. Please bring any paperwork related to your legal issue.

*Military attorneys are unable to represent clients out in town* 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE DOES NOT HANDLE
Bankruptcy
Criminal Law
Traffic tickets
Civilian Restraining Orders
Matters against the Armed Forces or Government Entities
 
Defense Services may be able to provide assistance. Please contact Defense Services Organization or call 760-547-5271. Defense Services is located in building 1428. Reception is available M-F 0730-1600.

Walk-in Counseling: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1300-1600. Arrive by 1330 to receive the counseling brief before meeting with an attorney. First come, first serve.

contacts

Administrative Law 760-830-6782
Defense Services Organization 760-830-5271
Law Center Director 760-830-5258
Legal Assistance 760-830-6111
Legal Services Chief 760-830-5665
Trial Services Office 760-830-6782
Victims Legal Counsel 760-830-5162
   
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms