A military defense attorney cannot:
Represent you in a civilian court for criminal or civil matters.
Provide advice to anyone who is not active duty, retired, or reserve recalled to active duty.
General advice and NJP counseling are offered on Tuesday and Thursday of each week to those who arrive at the Joint Law Center between 0730 and 0830 on a first come first serve basis. Any exceptions to this rule will be addressed individually by an available defense counsel. Commands and/or service members should feel free to contact the defense clerk in order to request alternative meeting times based on the availability and scheduling of defense counsel.
Walk in advice may consist of, but is not limited to:
1) NJP counseling. Please ensure that statements, documents, evidence that support the proposed NJP, and the proposed Unit Punishment Book entry are ready for the attorney to view at the counseling. Failure to do so may result in the service member having to return to receive more advice on a follow-up visit.
2) Advice regarding administrative separations. Please bring a copy of any paperwork that is relevant.
3) General advice for anyone who is the subject of an investigation or may be the subject of an investigation or criminal proceeding.
4) Advice regarding a Board of Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) proposed correction.
5) Advice when you are facing a Summary Court Martial.
6) Advice when you have or expect to receive an adverse fitness report.