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The Buckley Garrison Staff Judge Advocate's mission is to provide effective full-spectrum legal counsel and capabilities to maximize missile warning and deliver outstanding installation support.

The members of the "JAG" team consist of highly qualified and educated attorneys and paralegals that serve Buckley's unit commanders and first sergeants in the proper handling of military justice, adverse administrative legal issues, operations law, environmental law, contracts, labor, ethics, and legal opinions. The legal office staff also provides personal legal assistance to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members on Title 10 orders as well as retirees with valid military identification cards. The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate strives to provide the Buckley Space Force Base community with quality legal services such as powers of attorney, wills, claims, notary services, tax preparation, general family and preventative law or legal assistance.

To schedule an appointment for wills or legal assistance please dial 720-847-6444, option 2. If you require services or military justice assistance after hours, please contact the Buckley Garrison Command Post at 847-6400 and ask for the on-call JAG. If you are facing adverse action and need representation, please contact the Area Defense Council at 720-847-6967.

Become a Paralegal

For information on how to become a military paralegal click here.

Legal Assistance

The professionals at your base legal office are trained and qualified to offer you legal services as a part of your benefits. The legal office cannot provide legal assistance via the telephone.

The Air Force Legal Assistance Web site offers basic information on legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members such as consumer/financial affairs, family law, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA). It is recommended that you review the information listed on the Web site for your particular issue prior to speaking to an attorney.

Additionally, legal assistance is offered virtually as described below:

  • Advice regarding Family Law and Landlord/Tenant issues is available to Active Duty, Title 10 and Title 32 members and their dependents.
  • Wills and advice from an Attorney are only available by appointment to Active Duty members, and members on Title 10 or Title 32 Orders and the dependents of members who are deployed, deploying or quarantined.
  • At this time we are not able to offer Wills or legal advice to our retiree community unless there is an emergent medical need. 

All appointments, except witnessing of documents, will occur telephonically and or via a digital platform.

Please call 720-847-6444 and leave a detailed voice message that includes your name, phone number, military status and the subject matter of your call. You must leave a voice mail message to receive a return call as our system does not track missed calls.

Military members facing any administrative or punitive actions should contact the Area Defense Counsel at 720-847-6967.

Wills and Estate Planning

Everyone should have a will. Without a will, state law will determine your executor, the distribution and division of your assets, the selection of a guardian for your children and other important decisions. Fortunately, those eligible for legal assistance can have their wills and other estate planning needs met free of charge by scheduling an appointment with a legal assistance attorney.

Click HERE for a handout on general information about wills.

Before scheduling an appointment to complete a will, advanced medical directive or power-of-attorney, please visit the Air Force Legal Assistance Web site. This site will allow you to complete online legal worksheets for expedited service. A ticket number will be generated from the site once you've complete the appropriate worksheets. Please call (720) 847-6444 to schedule an appointment. Please have your ticket number available when you call our office for an appointment.

External Resources

Below are some additional websites and resources that may be relevant to your specific needs:

Colorado Courts Online for divorce documents/guardianship/small claims/criminal law/evictions/probate, etc:
http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Index.cfm

The Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans website link:
http://www.cobar.org/For-members/pro-bono-opportunities/colorado-lawyers-for-colorado-veterans

The Military One Source for active duty and dependents:
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/pfm?content_id=267410

Claims

Your base legal office is available to assist you in the claims filing process.  The Air Force Claims Service Center (AFCSC) now processes personal claims for Airmen and civilian employees worldwide.  Those with household goods shipment, personal property, and vehicle damage claims should contact the AFCSC.

Air Force
https://claims.jag.af.mil/

Mailing Address: AFCSC/JAD
1940 Allbrook Drive
Bldg 1 Suite 500
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
986-8044 (DSN)
937-656-8044 (Commercial)

Email: afcsc.ja@us.af.mil

Army
https://www.jagcnet.army.mil/USARCS

Navy/Marine Corps
http://www.jag.navy.mil/organization/code_15.htm

Coast Guard
https://www.uscg.mil/Resources/legal/LSC/LSC-Claims-Division/

Online Library

The Online Library is a list of documents and links provided by the 460th Space Wing Staff Judge Advocate's Office to assist people with various topics.

Click on the appropriate link below for more information on each topic.

Military Commander and the Law
 
Uniform Code of Military Justice
 
Military Divorces and Colorado State Law  
 
Survivor's Benefits 
 
Credit Card Fraud Information  
 
Hiring a Civilian Attorney  
 
Landlord/Tenant Information

 
All documents are current as of October 2017.

Find more information on the Air Force Alternative Dispute Resolution Program HERE.



Private Organizations

Please reference the Private Organization Guide provided below for guidance on setting up and operating a Private Organization at Buckley SFB:

460 SW PO and UA Guide

Templates for the documents required for establishing a private organization at Buckley AFB are provided below:

Request for Waiver of Liability     

PO Constitution Template                     

PO Member Acknowledgment  

PO By-laws Template

 

Hours & Info

Effective February 3, 2021, the Legal Office will be open on a walk in basis for the following services: Powers of Attorney and Notary Services for Active Duty members, dependents and retirees. The walk in services will only be available on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 0800 and 1200.   If you prefer an appointment for these services please call 720-847-6444, you may have to leave a voice message but all calls are returned within 24 business hours, excluding  weekends, holidays and family down days.

 

Appointment Line
720-847-6444

Mailing Address
460th SW/JA
510 S. Aspen St.
Stop 93/Ste 230
Buckley SFB, Colo. 80011

Physical Address
Bldg. 1030, Ste 230
Buckley SFB, CO  80011

Click here to visit the Air Force Judge Advocate website.