Region Legal Service Office Southwest (RLSO SW)

RLSO SW supports the operational readiness of the Fleet and its Sailors by reviewing and prosecuting violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, assisting Sailors and their families with their legal problems, and providing guidance and training in the areas of military justice and administrative law.

Area of Responsibility

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Central America, and Mexico. Headquartered in San Diego, California.

Legal Assistance

Legal assistance is available for consumer/financial affairs, disaster relief support and advice, family law, foreclosure advice and counseling, immigration, notary services, powers of attorney, landlord/tenant matters, Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA), small claims court matters, special education law, victim assistance, and wills/estate planning. Pre-deployment services are given priority. To schedule an appointment, please email SanDiegoLA@us.navy.mil. If you are requesting a will appointment, complete and send in the will worksheet along with the client intake form. For other locations in the Southwest (including Ventura County, China Lake, Lemoore, and Fallon), please contact your local office listed at the bottom of this page.

Walk-In Wednesdays: Each Wednesday, the legal assistance office is open for ACTIVE DUTY walk-in clients from 0800-1100 and from 1300-1500 on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Please bring your military issued ID. Wills and immigration assistance are NOT available on walk-in Wednesdays.

Legal assistance is not available for personal business matters, criminal matters, or civilian employment issues (except for reservists seeking USERRA advice). Third-party advice (ie. asking a question for someone else) is never permitted. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on our services.

Notary and Power of Attorney Services

Notary services are available Monday-Thursday 0800-1200/1300-1500. To obtain a power of attorney, please click the “Special Power of Attorney” link below. Bring the unsigned power of attorney and two forms of unexpired identification to our office to obtain a notary. You must have the form printed prior to arrival.

Divorce

A 3-part divorce seminar providing step-by-step guidance on how to file for an uncontested divorce in California begins every Monday at 1300 at Bldg 56 in San Diego. No appointment is needed. Only one spouse can attend the seminar.

Monday 1300-1400: Divorce Video Overview

Tuesday 1300-1430: Initial Filing Paperwork Pt. 1

Thursday 1300-1430: Initial Filing Paperwork Pt. 2 & Financial Disclosures

Pre-Deployment Command Visits

San Diego-area commands preparing for deployment may request pre-deployment and will preparation services for groups of 20 or more. Pre-deployment and will preparation services should be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance of the preferred date. For more information or to request a visit, please email SanDiegoLA@us.navy.mil and please be sure to include a point of contact.

Legal Assistance Topics (Preventive Law Series)

Learn more about legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members such as consumer affairs, family law, wills, or powers of attorney. The information provided is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. Speak with a licensed attorney before relying on the information contained within the website to make a decision or take any action.

Command Services

RLSO SW Command Services is a legal advice resource focused on afloat and shore commands without a dedicated staff judge advocate or legalman. For any questions, please email RLSO_SW_Command_Services@navy.mil.

RLSO SW Headquarters provides local support to Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma, and Navy Region Southwest Transient Personnel Unit (TPU).

Administrative Separation Boards (ADSEP) and Boards of Inquiry (BOI)

Preparation of command legal officer to serve as recorder and provides a recorder when required by reference or when circumstances are uniquely complex or highly visible.

Command Advice

Advise commands on nonjudicial punishment, ADSEP/BOI process, investigations, self-reporting implications, pretrial confinement, and searches and seizures.

Legal Training

Provide training on SAPR policy (including required MRE 514 training), periodic LEGALO training and distribution list, and other fleet training, as requested.

Trial Services

The Military Justice Department provides command case screening services and disposition recommendations on all offenses not covered by the Office of the Special Trial Counsel. The Military Justice Department also prosecutes all special and general courts-martial on non-covered offenses. Please contact RLSOSW_Intake@navy.mil for case screening services.

Covered Offenses Include: 117a (crimes involving intimate visual images), 118 (murder), 119 (manslaughter), 120 (rape and sexual assault), 120a (mail, deposit of obscene matter), 120b (sexual assault of a child), 120c (miscellaneous sex offenses), 125 (kidnapping), 128b (domestic violence), 130 (stalking), 132 (retaliation), 134 (child pornography); and conspiracies, solicitations, or attempts of these offenses.

After 1 Jan 2025, Article 134 (Sexual Harassment) will be added to these covered offenses. If your command is dealing with one of these covered offenses, please contact the Office of Special Trial Counsel at OSTCWest_SD_Intake@us.navy.mil. For non-covered offenses, please contact our office.

Branch Offices & Detachments

Naval Base San Diego
3455 Senn St.
San Diego, CA 92136
Phone Number: 619-556-5533
Hours: 0830 – 1100; 1300 – 1430

Naval Base Point Loma
235 Sylvester Rd.
Building 140, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: (619) 553-7190
Fax: (619) 553-0202
Hours: Monday – Friday 0730 – 1630

**NBPL JAG provides satellite support to Naval Air Facility El Centro.

Naval Base Coronado
678 McCain Blvd.
Coronado, CA 92136
Phone Number: (619)-548-1758
Hours: Monday – Friday 0830 – 1630

Naval Air Station Fallon
4755 Pasture Road, Bldg 350
Fallon, NV 89406
Comm: (775) 426-2711
DSN: 890-2711
Email: NASF_Legal@us.navy.mil
Hours: Monday – Friday 0800-1500

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
1 Administration Circle
China Lake, CA 93555
Comm: (760) 939-5630
Fax: (760) 939-3617
Hours: Monday – Friday 0730 – 1630

Naval Air Station Lemoore
B730 Enterprise Blvd
RM 302, Wing 3
Lemoore, CA 92346
Phone: (559) 998-3347
Hours: Monday – Friday 0730 – 1630

Naval Base Ventura County
2852 Harris St., Bldg. 1180
Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4405
Comm: (805) 982-3124
DSN: (501) 551-3124
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1600; Friday: 0800–1200
Closed for lunch from 1200 – 1300

Naval Support Activity Monterey
273 Stone Road
Herrmann Hall, Room 127D
Monterey, CA 93943
Comm: (831) 656-2506
DSN: 756-2506

Naval Air Station Lemoore
B730 Enterprise Blvd.,
RM 302, Wing 3
Lemoore, CA 93246-5015
Email: LEM_Legal_Assistance@navy.mil
Hours: We have walk-in legal assistance and notary/power of attorney services available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 0900-1100 and Wednesdays from 1000-1130.
Parking: Parking spaces behind Bldg. 730.

Naval Air Station Fallon
4755 Pasture Road, Bldg 350
Fallon, NV 89406
Comm: (775) 426-2711
DSN: 890-2711
Email: NASF_Legal_Assistance@us.navy.mil
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1500; Friday 0900 – 1430
Closed from 1200-1300 for lunch.
Limited Services Available: We assist in providing wills and estate planning services, notaries, and powers of attorney.

Naval Support Activity Monterey
273 Stone Road
Herrmann Hall, Room 127D
Monterey, CA 93943
Comm: (831) 656-2506
DSN: 756-2506
Email: RLSOSW_Ventura_LA@navy.mil (Email to schedule a remote appointment)

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
1 Administration Circle
China Lake, CA 93555
Comm: (760) 939-5630
Fax: (760) 939-3617
Hours: Monday – Friday 0730 – 1630

Naval Base Ventura
2852 Harris St., Bldg. 1180
Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4405
Comm: (805) 982-3124
DSN: (501) 551-3124
Fax: (805) 982-5811
Email: RLSOSW_Ventura_LA@navy.mil (Email to schedule an appointment)
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1600; Friday: 0800–1200
Closed for lunch from 1200 – 1300
Powers of Attorney/Notary Services: Walk-in availability on Monday & Wednesday from 0800-1200 and 1300-1600.
Will Execution Services (by appointment only): Thursday at 0900.

San Diego
3395 Sturtevant St., Suite 9
San Diego, CA 92136
Comm: 619-556-0049

Lemoore
730 Enterprise Blvd., Rm 302
Wing 3, NAS Lemoore, CA 93246
Comm: 559-998-3887