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.
The Nellis AFB Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides high-quality legal advice 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 682-2479 or (702) 652-2479
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.
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.
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.
Legal assistance and Wills are by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. by calling 702-652-2479. Will signings will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Appointments are at least 30 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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 12-4 p.m.
Step 1. Complete Power of Attorney Worksheet Online
Step 2. Email (preferred) or call us at 702-652-2479 with your ticket number.
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.
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
Calling Nevada Home
End Debt Collection Harassment
Foreclosure on Rental Property
House Rentals and Lease Payments
How to Represent Yourself in Court
Lawyer Referral Services
Military Entitlements upon Sep. or Divor.
Military Spouses Residency Relief Act
Nevada Divorce Law
Nevada Lemon Law
Practical Tips Concerning Wills
Quit Claim Deed
Real Estate Guide
Rental Cars and Liability
Small Claims Court
Survivor Benefits Plan
Vehicle Registration and Driver's License
What to do if You've Been Sued