Soldiers in the US Army have jobs important to the safety and security of our country. Legal issues add an unwanted complexity to the life of soldiers and can be a distraction for those serving in the military. To assist soldiers and their families, the US Army provides free legal advice and consultation for numerous matters from personal wills to leasing disputes.
Nearly every US Army installation has a legal assistance office available to provide the legal help from judge advocates (JAGs) for US Army personnel. There is are restrictions on who is eligible, what legal matters legal assistance covers, and what actions JAGs are permitted to perform for soldiers.