MCRDSD Legal Assistance Office


Mission: To foster the operational readiness of the armed forces through the provision of legal assistance services to eligible clients and customers in the Western Region through private attorney consultations regarding personal civil legal affairs and presentation of preventative law, pre-deployment, and estate planning briefs to units aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Eligibility: Services are provided to active duty military (all branches), military dependents, military retirees, DoD civilian employees (limited services).

Scope of Services:
Family Law (divorce, separation, child custody, etc.)
Consumer, credit, and debt issues
Service Members’ Civil Relief Act
Estate Planning/Wills
Limited Immigration Assistance

Our office is prohibited from providing advice on:
Personal business matters
Criminal matters (traffic violations, DUI)
Claims against the government
Military justice or official military matters (courts-martial, NJPs, administrative separations)
Our office is also prohibited from providing advice over the phone or via email, to opposing parties (see section 3), and to third parties.

D. Location: Building 12, MCRD San Diego.  Please enter via the “Tax Center” or “Legal Assistance” hatch facing the parade deck.  Please do not enter via the SJA entrance.

F. Contact: 858-307-1862 /

G. Hours:
Appointments must be made by emailing our office email box
Legal Assistance Operational Hours are from 0800 – 1100 on Wednesdays.
Please allow at least 24 hours to receive an appointment.

Family Law/Estate Planning Briefs
Appointments must be made by emailing our office email box at