Whether you are seeking information about military law, military courts and boards, or civil relief or legal assistance for military service members, we have selected the following resources to help you get started.
Civil Relief for Servicemembers
The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act
provides for temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and other transactions that may adversely affect the civil rights of service-members during their military service.
Courts and Boards
You can locate information about military courts and boards using the online resources below:
The Board of Veterans Appeals
is a part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which reviews benefit claims determinations made by local offices and issues decisions on appeals.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces exercises worldwide appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty and other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
reviews administrative decisions by the Board of Veterans' Appeals that are adverse to a veteran's claim of entitlement to benefits for service-connected disabilities, survivor benefits and other benefits such as education payments and waiver of indebtedness.
Legal Assistance for Servicemembers
Find information about legal assistance services for military service members in personal, civil matters using the online resources below:
The Air Base Wing Judge Advocate
– Langley Air Force Base provides preventive law, legal assistance and tax service to eligible active duty and retired personnel and dependents.
The Armed Forces Legal Assistance - Services Locator can be used to locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States.
The Army Legal Assistance Office – Fort Eustis
provides a variety of client services to eligible military personnel, dependents and retirees on personal legal matters including wills, trusts, living wills/appointments of health care agents, promissory notes, leases, real estate, financial issues, Service Members Civil Relief Act, Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act, federal and state taxes, Virginia motor vehicle laws, sales contracts, family law, and military administrative legal matters.
The Navy Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic
provides legal services in the areas of military criminal defense, civil legal assistance and income tax preparation for active duty Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard service members and their dependents, reservists on active duty for 30 days or more, and retirees, as resources permit.
Find information about military law and court-martial and other judicial procedures using the following online resources:
Military Legal Resources
- The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library in Charlottesville, VA provides access to extensive collections of primary source materials and publications in the field of military law.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice
contains substantive and procedural laws enacted by Congress to govern the administration of justice for all of the military services.