member concerning a problem. The LN must
eventually refer any service member needing
professional assistance to an attorney.
Legal assistance is intended primarily for
active duty personnel. It is provided to members
of the Armed Forces of the United States on
active duty, including reservists (and members of
the National Guard) on active duty for 30 days or
As resources permit, legal assistance can also
be provided to the following categories of people
in the order of priority as listed:
Dependents of active duty personnel and
dependents of personnel who died while on active
Retired military personnel.
Dependents of retired members and
dependents of deceased retired members.
Reservists on active duty for single periods
of 29 days or less and their dependents can be
provided legal assistance as authotized by the
legal assistance area coordinator in emergency
Civilian personnel who are United States
citizens, other than local hire employees,
employed by, serving with, or accompanying the
Armed Forces of the United States, when they are
assigned to a foreign country or to a vessel or unit
of the Armed Forces of the United States
deployed in excess of 30 days.
Dependents living in a foreign country
accompanying authorized civilians as listed
Members of allied forces and their
dependents in the United States, serving with the
Armed Forces of the United States.
Other persons authorized by the Judge
Figures 8-9 and 8-10 show LNs assisting both
military and civilian personnel.
Figure 8-9.A Legalman assisting a civilian employee who works for the U.S. Government.