Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBPAGE IS OF A GENERAL NATURE AND IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND CONVENIENCE. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS TO HOW THE LAW IN THIS AREA AFFECTS YOU OR YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, CONTACT YOUR CIVILIAN ATTORNEY OR THE NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE LEGAL OFFICE FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH A LICENSED ATTORNEY.

Nellis Legal

The Nellis AFB Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides high-quality legal advice and expertise in the areas of civil law, contract law, labor law, environmental law, claims and military justice for courts-martial and non-judicial punishment actions. The Office also provides legal assistance to individual military members, retirees and family members on personal and civil legal matters.

Nellis AFB Legal Office
Location: 4428 England Ave, Bldg 18
Telephone: DSN 682-5407 or (702) 652-5407

JAG Recruitment

Officers interested in continuing to serve the Air Force as a Judge Advocate are invited to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program.

For more information and application materials, visit
www.airforce.com/jag or contact Capt. Fiorello at 702-652-7523 or call 1-800-JAG-USAF.

Legal Assistance Info

Article 137 Brief
The Article 137 brief is held the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month in the Education Center, Building 20, Room 310, at 9 a.m. Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Tax Center
Service members are directed to use Military One Source's free tax filing service at http://www.militaryonesource.mil. (*Disclaimer- the legal office no longer provides tax assistance)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Locations

Legal Assistance Eligibility
The Nellis AFB Legal Office can only provide legal assistance on personal and civil matters. We cannot assist clients with the following: any criminal matter, personal commercial enterprises or business, issues on behalf of third parties, representation in court or administrative hearing or the preparation of real estate documents or living trusts. Please seek outside counsel for these issues.

Represented by an Attorney?
If you are already represented by a civilian attorney for any matter on which you are seeking legal assistance, you must provide a written waiver or letter of consent from your attorney before seeing a legal assistance attorney.

Legal Assistance

The Legal Office provides free, confidential legal assistance on personal, civil legal matters to eligible clients, including active duty or retired military members and their dependents. Examples of personal, civil legal matters include: wills, powers of attorney, immigration, domestic relations, and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) matters.

Please note: The Area Defense Counsel, or ADC, provides individual Air Force members independent legal representation. Airmen facing adverse administrative actions or who are suspected of committing an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice can receive confidential legal advice from an ADC. Do not contact the base legal office for these issues as everything you say can be used against you in court!

Legal Assistance and Wills Hours
Legal Assistance attorneys can prepare wills and advance medical directives, including living wills and medical powers of attorney. If you wish to have an attorney prepare a will for you, please go to the Air Force Legal Assistance Website, https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil, complete the online worksheet, record the ticket number and call our office to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday by calling 702-652-5407.

Appointments are 20 minutes, so please use the handouts available on this website to learn about your legal issue and prepare specific questions. Please bring all relevant documents with you to your appointment.

Notary Services and Powers of Attorney
The Legal Office can prepare general and special powers of attorney and provides notary services. These services are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Claims

The Legal Office processes claims both for and against the Air Force. To file a claim with our office, please call (702) 652-5407.

For Household Goods claims, please contact the carrier first. If they do not respond in a timely manner, please contact the Air Force Claims Service Center.

Political Activities

If you are a Department of Defense civilian employee or a member of the armed forces, please be mindful of the fact that there are restrictions on certain political activities during election season. For helpful guidance on the do's and don'ts of political activity, please review the following pamphlets:

Military Political Activities
Civilian Political Activities