The Legal Assistance Program provides legal assistance to all eligible Service members, their Families, and Retirees regardless of branch or component. Our Legal Assistance attorneys can provide you with confidential advice and assistance pertaining to a wide variety of legal issues including:

  • Estate Planning: wills, simple trusts, powers of attorney, living wills
  • Estate Administration: advice on how you can be a successful estate executor/administrator   
  • Family Law: separations, child-related issues, adoptions, paternity         
  • Consumer Law: automobile issues, scams/identity theft, debtor and creditor problems, landlord/tenant disputes     
  • Military Administrative Law:  FLIPLs, referred OERs, reprimands, physical disability evaluation processing, recoupment issues    
  • Many Others: If you don’t see your problem here, just ask.  If we can’t help you directly, we’ll refer you to someone who can.                                                       

Please note, the Legal Assistance Program cannot represent you in court, but can assist in providing advice, and in some cases, assist with document preparation in the event of self-representation. 


To schedule a Legal Assistance appointment, please contact the NCNG Legal Assistance Program at (984) 664-6220 or  

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at NCNG Joint Force Headquarters located at 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27607. 

Trial Defense Service (TDS)

TDS's mission is to provide legal defense services to Soldiers as required by law or as authorized by The Judge Advocate General.  TDS provides a full range of defense-oriented legal services to Soldiers, including:

  • Representation of Soldiers charged with military offenses;
  • Representation of Soldiers during investigations and before separation or grade reduction boards;
  • Counseling of Soldiers regarding nonjudicial punishment, and other adverse administrative actions taken pursuant to military regulations.

You can contact TDS at (703) 601-2215. 


The North Carolina Service members Civil Relief Act.  

The document below provides a list of rights a Service member or a dependent of a Service member has under the North Carolina Service members Civil Relief Act, Chapter 50 of Title 50 of the United States Code.