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The Florida Office of the State Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) offers legal assistance services to Florida Army and Air National Guard Servicemembers (SM) during Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) Inactive Duty Training (IDT) (i.e., drill weekends). A legal assistance attorney may be able to assist SMs with the following topics:
Estate planning (wills, powers of attorney);
Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protections;
Family support obligations;
Potential Lautenburg issues;
Referred OER / NCOER;
Memorandum of reprimand; and
USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) protections
To request legal assistance services, email: email@example.com. Please provide name, contact information, and a brief description of the legal matter.
For assistance regarding topics not listed above, the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW) program may be able to help. Note that the OSJA legal assistance attorney must facilitate this referral for you, so please contact the OSJA for a referral. For more information, please visit: https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/military-defense/governors-gi-law/
Trial Defense Services
If you are an accused in a court martial, or a respondent in an Article 15 or separation board action, call Florida Trial Defense Services (TDS) at 850-212-3567.
Active Duty and Reserve Members
Active duty U.S. military are encouraged to contact the judge advocate general office at their military installation for assistance.
Army Reserve members please visit: https://www.usar.army.mil/Commands/Functional/Legal-Command/Legal-Resources/request-for-legal-assistance-info/
Active and Reserve Air Force please visit: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/apps/aflass_public/bin/main.php