Sunday, April 27, 2008

AFLA - Armed Forces Legal Assistance Web site

The Armed Forces Legal Assistance (AFLA) Web site provides general legal information to the military community. It's a joint project of the several Armed Forces legal assistance offices.

Its resources include:
  • Legal Services Locator: This shows you active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Armed Forces Legal Assistance: This covers topics such as What type of services can a legal assistance office provide? What about confidentiality?, and Who is eligible?
  • Legal Assistance Topics: This includes general information on a wide range of legal topics, from Automobiles and Banking to Voting and Wills.

Per the website: "The Armed Forces Judge Advocate Generals' Corps who maintain this site is comprised of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard Judge Advocate Generals' Corps. The Legal Assistance divisions of all of the services maintain this legal assistance site in a joint effort to provide the best information for our men and women of the armed forces and their families. It is an honor and privilege to serve members of the armed forces and your families, helping to protect those who protect us each day.
It is our intention to provide you a general overview of legal assistance topics, information as well as a link to allow you to locate the legal assistance office nearest you to consult with a legal assistance attorney. Legal Assistance attorneys worldwide provide comprehensive legal support to our global military community in he areas of wills and estate planning, Powers of Attorney, family law, state and Federal Taxation, immigration and naturalization, consumer law, and your rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act."

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