Law Center

Legal Assistance

The office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides many legal services including wills, powers of attorney, notary services, general legal advice, and assistance in filing claims for loss or damage to personal property (household goods claims).

The office provides legal assistance to active duty, Guard,(Title 10 status), Reserve (on active orders),retirees and their eligible dependents. Licensed attorneys are available for advice and consultation on personal civil legal matters, such as landlord tenant issues, divorce, custody and consumer issues.

Will:  Wills are by appointment only. You can begin the will process 1 of 2 ways:
  1. On our website: ,
read disclosure and enter, click legal worksheets, Create Estate Planning Package: follow prompts, send the ticket number to
  1. Contact our office for a will worksheet and email a completed worksheet to
Once we receive your will worksheet, we will call/email you to schedule your will execution appointment.

Power of Attorney: POAs are a walk-in service. To limit your wait time in office, you can complete a POA worksheet and send it to, then walk-in to complete your POA or bring the filled out POA worksheet in office during the set business hours to complete your POA. 

Legal Information: Clients can also find basic information on common legal assistance topics, such as family law or consumer law issues. It also contains links to other helpful sites. That information can be found at and select the “Legal Information” tab at the top.

 BROCHURES AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Helpful preventive law brochures and other educational materials are available in the law center lobby. 

Feedback: We want to ensure we are providing TOP-NOTCH SERVICE. Following a visit to the legal office, clients are encouraged to provide feedback concerning the professionalism and helpfulness of our legal staff. From the website, click the "Feedback" tab and select the Beale (Active-Duty) location to complete the survey. 

THE FOLLOWING ISSUES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED: - Official matters in which the Air Force has an interest or is involved in the final resolution. - Criminal issues under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), or any local, state or federal criminal law. - Standards of ethical conduct issues. - Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) issues. - Issues involving personal commercial enterprises (unless such advice is related to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act [SCRA]). - Legal issues or concerns raised on behalf of third parties, even if the third party is eligible for legal assistance. - Drafting or reviewing real estate sale or closing documents, separation agreements or divorce decrees, and inter vivos (living) trusts. This limitation does not preclude a general review to identify potential problems for which the client may require more expert assistance or to protect a client from signing an unconscionable agreement. - Private organizations (e.g., spouses clubs and squadron booster clubs) that have been chartered by appropriate authority to function on Air Force installations. Although prohibited from entering into an attorney-client relationship with private organizations, under the auspices of the Civil Law program Air Force attorneys may provide legal guidance and advice through the base private organizations monitor to ensure private organizations are properly chartered and comply with pertinent statutes and regulations. - Representation of the client in a court or administrative proceeding.

 DISCLAIMER: The Beale Air Force Base Law Center is supported by military attorneys, paralegals and civilians. Using this website is not a substitute for consulting with an attorney about a specific legal problem you may have.

Judge Advocate

Strengthen the 9 RW’s reconnaissance capability and combat power by developing a ready, disciplined, and professional fighting force through timely and accurate legal support.

Military Justice Division

The Military Justice and Adverse Actions divisions provide guidance to commanders in all phases of adverse administrative actions, nonjudicial punishments and courts-martial. Contact 634-2928 for assistance.

The Area Defense Counsel (ADC) program provides independent legal representation to military members suspected of an offense or facing adverse administrative actions. Contact the ADC at 634-2081 for assistance.

Operational Law

The Operations Law Division generally refers to legal rules applicable in actual military operations. It is normally defined as that body of domestic, foreign and international law that impacts the activities of U. S. Armed Forces in war and operations other than war.

Commanders must ensure their personnel are trained to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). All military personnel must accomplish this training every 24 months.

Victim Witness Assistance

The Beale VWAP coordinator can be reached at 634-2928.

Beale's Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office 
The Department of Defense does not tolerate sexual assault and has implemented a comprehensive policy that reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability that ensures the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) can be reached at 634-4000.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the following hotlines: 
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE.

VWAP useful links:
Information for Victims and Witnesses: DD Form 2701 
California Victim Compensation Information
California Victim Compensation Program Brochure
Yuba County Domestic Violence Resources
VWAP Handbook
VWAP Information Packet


Claims for lost or damaged household goods, privately owned vehicles shipped at government expense and theft or vandalism of private property located on the installation may be filed with the claims office by accessing their website at

DD Form 1840/1840R is required when submitting a claim. The front of this form (DD Form 1840) is to note the damaged or loss items at the time of delivery and unpacking. If loss or damage is discovered after the movers leave your home, annotate the specified damage on the reverse side of the (DD Form 1840R). You must file all copies of the DD form 1840 and 1840R with the Air Force Claims Service Center website and/or directly with the carrier within 70 days of delivery. Although you have two years from the date of delivery to file a claim for damaged or loss items at depreciated value through the Air Force Claims Service Center, you only have 9 months to file with the carrier through DTS to receive full replacement value for your loss.

Contact information

17801 Warren Shingle Road
Beale AFB, CA 95903-1520

Location: Building 2419

(530) 634-2928 
DSN 368-2928


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00p.m.
Friday: 9:00a.m.- 12:00p.m.

Powers of Attorney/Notary Services: Walk in

Legal Assistance and Wills: Appointment Only

Monday-Wednesday: 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.

JAG Recruiting Info

Discover the possibilities of becoming an Air Force Judge Advocate. Each year, approximately 100-120 attorneys are selected as Air Force Judge Advocates through several different accession programs. Click the link below.


The Department of Defense now provides MilTax free of charge. This do-it-yourself e-filing software that guarantees 100 percent accuracy which is ensured by reimbursement of up to $10,000.  MilTax comes with unlimited customer support provided by experts trained in military tax returns. Please refer to the link provided for further details.


SMOOTH MOVE BRIEFING: This briefing is meant for members who are about to PCS, separate or retire. You may access the training slides at and select “Smooth Move/Plan before your Move Briefing”. Please fill in the completion certificate at the end and send it to

ARTICLE 137 (RE-ENLISTMENT) BRIEFING: In order to complete the Article 137 Briefing, you must go to ADLS and search for “Article 137 Briefing”. Once you have reviewed the briefing, please send an email to to confirm completion.