Sunday, March 1, 2009

Washington State Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

The lawyers of Washington State help with Legal Assistance to Military Personnel through a variety of programs.

For Our Warrior Community

The Washington State Bar Association's Online Lawyer Directory has a way to locate lawyers who have picked Military Law as a practice area.
  • Go to http://www.mywsba.org/default.aspx?tabid=177
  • In the scroll box labelled "Area of Practice" pick "Military"
  • You may pick further criteria, e.g. city, although that will limit results
  • Click "Search"
  • You will get a list of lawyers; click on their names to get contact information.
Servicemembers, veterans and their families, just as any other citizen, may find information on pro bono (free) and low bono programs in Washington State, see "How to Find Legal Help". You can also find a lot of self-help materials at http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/
Active duty service members may wish to go first to Armed Forces Legal Assistance's online database to "locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States". A query for the state of Washington lists the following:

Fairchild AFB (Air Force)
92 ARW/JA
1 E. Bong St. Suite 103 [Bldg 2285]
Spokane, WA 99011
Phone: 509-247-2838 DSN 657-2838
http://public.fairchild.amc.af.mil/
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Army)
Legal Assistance Office
Mailstop 69 Box 339500
Tacoma, WA 98433
Phone: 253-477-1873/1875 
http://www.lewis.army.mil/sja/
McChord AFB (Air Force)
62 AW/JA
100 Joe Jackson Blvd
Tacoma, WA 98438
Phone: 253-982-5513 DSN 382-5513
http://public.mcchord.amc.af.mil/
NSB Bangor (Navy)
NLSO NW Branch Office Bangor
1001 Tautog Circle
Silverdale, WA 98315
Phone: 360-396-6003 744-6003
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSO_northwest.htm
USCG Seattle (Coast Guard)
Commander 13th Coast Guard District
915 Second Ave.
Seattle WA
Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: 206-220-7110
http://www.uscg.mil/d13/dl/
NAVSTA Everett (Navy)
NLSO NW Branch Office Everett
2000 W Marine View Drive
Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 425-304-4551 727-4551
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSO_northwest.htm
NAS Whidbey Island (Navy)
NLSO NW Branch Office Whidbey Island
3530 N. Langley Blvd.
Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Phone: 360-257-2126 820-2126
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSO_northwest.htm
Naval Shipyard Puget Sound (Navy)
NLSO Northwest
365 South Barclay BLdg 433 Bremerton, WA 98314
Bremerton, WA 98314
Phone: 360-476-2156 439-2156
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSO_northwest.htm


The Findlaw website has a city-by-city list of lawyers interested in representing active-duty military personnel, military reservists, and veterans here.
The Northwest Justice Project has resources for poor people needing help with civil (not criminal) legal matters. Its Veterans Project can help with things such as child support adjustments, vacating criminal convictions, driver's license suspensions, and more. See the video below ! You can also check out its list of resources relating to veterans.

For Attorneys

Washington State Bar Association has an active Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section. For contact information, a calendar of upcoming trainings and other events, and more, see http://www.wsba.org/Legal-Community/Sections/Legal-Assistance-to-Military-Personnel.

Anyone with more information on these or other programs, please add in a comment below. The purpose is service!

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