PROGRAM - Legal Assistance Office


​To improve readiness, discipline, and morale by providing courteous, competent, and caring legal services to service members, their family members, and retirees.

The Legal Assistance Program is available to California Army National Guard Soldiers.  Air Guard members, please contact your Wing Staff Judge Advocate for legal assistance support. If you are a service member from another component or state (Army, Navy, etc.) you can find your local Legal Assistance Office here:  U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance Office. All California Army National Guard Soldiers who do not have a bonus/loan recoupment issue, please Click Here to Request Legal Assistance.


9800 Goethe Road 

Sacramento, CA 95827-3561

Services Provided

Power of Attorney (General and Specific)

Wills and Estate Planning

Healthcare Directives

Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Guidance

Consumer Protection

Family Law

Military Administrative Matters

Incentives Recoupment*: 

California Army National Guard Servicemembers who received an Incentives Task Force (ITF) or USPFO Notifications of Debt due to a Bonus or Loan Payment, please Click Here for more information

Veterans of California Army National GuardClick Here for additional information about responding to your notifications.

*Please note that we are not a part of ITF, but we assist Soldiers with the remedies for incentives recoupment.

For Military Justice Matters (UCMJ), please contact Trial Defense Services at, private business transactions, litigation against the United States, and employment matters (except enforcement of USERRA). Pursuant to AR 27-3, Legal Assistance cannot provide advice on military justice issues.


Legal Advisory Notice
The information displayed on this website is meant for the sole use of California National Guard Servicemembers, their families, and other personnel eligible for legal assistance from the California National Guard Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. The information is general in nature and presented to assist those eligible persons prepare for a legal assistance appointment with a professional in the legal office. Rights and responsibilities vary widely according to the particular set of circumstances in each case. Laws can vary across states, services, and civilian jurisdictions, and laws are changed from time to time. This web site and all links have been produced for general informational purposes only and do not create an attorney-client relationship. It should not be used as a substitute for specific legal advice from an attorney. Any links provided are only for the convenience of the user and are not endorsed by the Army or the California National Guard.

Please remember: In general, Army regulations and staffing considerations do not permit our attorneys to represent you in civil court, especially lawsuits by or against you. Except in very rare circumstances, you will need to engage a civilian attorney for any in-court representation that is required.

Legal Questions Submitted to California National Guard Office Legal Personnel. In connection with the submission of legal questions to California National Guard Office Legal Personnel, we only require, and we encourage you to only provide, the minimum amount of personal identifying information necessary to process a question. All of your personal information provided to California National Guard Office Legal Personnel, including email addresses, is concealed from all other users of California National Guard Legal Site. Only selected California National Guard Office Legal Personnel have access, for purposes of site administration only, to this information. California National Guard Office Legal Personnel will not disclose this information to third parties without your permission, except in the following circumstances: (i) to protect ourselves from liability, or (ii) to respond to legal process or to otherwise comply with the law.

Do not disclose confidential secret factual matters pertaining to your case in this email. This request form does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Privacy Information: Disclosure is voluntary but failure to provide all information may affect the ability to provide services or timely route the request. Please provide as much information as you can about you and your case. All case information provided is considered work product and is not subject to discovery and disclosure. Your information will not be disclosed outside the CNG legal offices.

How does the CNG Online Legal Assistance Request Form Work?
After you submit the online form, a member of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate or a Brigade Legal Team member will contact you. Your information will be held in the strictest confidence. If a CAARNG paralegal contacts you, please be aware that they are tasked with gathering additional information and provide referrals to additional legal resources that may assist you even further. CNG paralegals are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice. They can tell you, however, whether your situation is one that is best handled by a lawyer or if some other type of help may be better for you. If a lawyer’s help is advisable, you will be given the name and telephone number of a licensed and insured attorney who can help you.


Program Pages

Points of Contact

Staff Judge Advocate
Office of the Adjutant General:Special Staff:Staff Judge Advocate