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As challenging as finding the cure for the common cold?. Eleventh District Legal Assistance Program. - Legal Assistance - Presented by Michael Marken, D 11 Legal Assistance Telephone: 510 437-5891 Travis AFB: 707 424-3251 Presidio of Monterey: 831 242-5083 http://www.uscg.mil/LSC/Alameda/

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Eleventh District Legal Assistance Program

- Legal Assistance -

Presented by

Michael Marken, D 11 Legal Assistance

Telephone: 510 437-5891

Travis AFB: 707 424-3251

Presidio of Monterey: 831 242-5083

http://www.uscg.mil/LSC/Alameda/

http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/content/locator.php


Michael Marken, D 11 Legal Assistance

Telephone: 510 437-5891

NAVSTA San Diego: 619-556-2211

MCRD San Diego: 619-524-4110

Camp Pendleton: 760-725-6172


Coast guard legal assistance program includes
Coast Guard Legal Assistance Program Includes:

  • Individual Client Legal Services

  • Preventive Law Program

    • Individual Legal Readiness Training

    • Other legal briefings, e.g. spouses groups, retirees

    • LSC Legal Assistance Website @

      www.uscg.mil/lsc/alameda/


Authority eligibility
Authority & Eligibility

  • Eligibility

    • Active duty military personnel & dependents

    • Recalled reservists & dependents

    • Reservists for pre-deployment matters

    • Officers of commissioned corps of PHS

      On active duty or entitled to retirement pay

    • Retired military personnel and dependents


Authority eligibility1
Authority & Eligibility

  • CANNOT represent anyone in a criminal matter (Civilian & Military Courts).

  • CANNOT represent anyone where the opposing party is the United States.

  • CANNOT represent anyone in court.


Scra help
SCRA HELP

  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

    • Car leases – Recall, Deployment or OCONUS PCS

      • Terminate w/o penalty

      • Must notify in writing

      • Deployment must be at least 180 days § 535

    • Residential lease – Recall, Deployment, or any PCS

      • Same rules, but ….deployment at least 90 days §535

    • Cell Phone Contracts if:

      -Any PCS or deployed OCONUS 90 days

      -“Use materially affected” § 535a

      - Pre Military Service Debts- Reduced to 6% interest for duration of military service- material affect- § 527


Scra help1
SCRA Help

  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

  • Stay of Civil Proceedings

    • Requires a court or administrative hearing to grant at least a 90-day stay if requested by the servicemember. Additional stays can be granted at the discretion of the judge or hearing official.

    • § 522

    • More info: [email protected]


Common legal services
Common Legal Services

  • Landlord-Tenant

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Wills/SGLI Beneficiaries

  • Advance Medical Directives

  • Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act


Powers of attorney poa
Powers of Attorney (PoA)

  • POA – designate agent to act on behalf of principal

  • Agent has same legal authority as principal for those acts

  • Others need not honor a POA

    • Check ahead of time


Advanced medical directives
Advanced Medical Directives

  • Living Will or Directive to Physician

    - If you are incompetent, leaves written instructions for your medical care provider about your wishes

  • Advanced Medical Care Directive - If you are incompetent, appoints another to make health care decisions for you

  • Durable General POA, with or without a “springing clause”.

    • If you are incompetent, appoints another to act for you


Wills
Wills

  • Can name executor, beneficaries, trustees, guardians.

    If no will-court will decide- litigation/insecurity

    Your family will have enough grief to deal with-don’t leave them with a legal hassle too.


Foreclosure security clearance
Foreclosure-Security Clearance

  • ALCOAST 538/08:

  • Excessive indebtedness and unreliability may affect security clearance- however

    -A single foreclosure or Short Sale does not necessarily establish a pattern of excessive indebtedness or unreliability


Contact points
Contact Points

  • For Legal Assistance

    • Legal Service Command - Call(510) 437-5891

  • Helpful Web Sites:

    http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/content/locator.php

    www.uscg.mil/lsc/alameda/


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