• Who is eligible to receive legal assistance?

    AR 27-3, The Army Legal Assistance Program, sets out who can receive legal help and under what circumstances.  Legal assistance will be provided as resources permit and in the following order of priority:


    1.  National Guard servicemembers serving on active duty on orders for 30 days or more.

    2.  National Guard servicemembers undergoing premobilization legal preparation (and their family members).

    3.  Other Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) servicemembers and their eligible dependents as part of premobilization legal preparation;

    4.  Surviving family members of AC, RC, and retired members of the Armed Forces of the United States who would be eligible for legal assistance if the service or retired member were alive.

    5.  Retirees who receive military retirement or disability pay; and

    6.  Other persons authorized by the Staff Judge Advocate.