Training Center Petaluma Legal Office

    TRACEN Legal Office - Judge Advocate General

    The Training Center Petaluma Legal Office offers legal assistance to eligible patrons on an appointment basis. The Legal Office is located on the lower level of the command building (Bldg. 140). If you need legal assistance, please complete the legal assistance request form (see below) and submit to

    Legal services are provided at no cost pursuant to COMDINST M5801.4 (Legal Assistance Program) and 10 U.S.C. § 1044.

    Client Eligibility: All active duty armed services members and PHS officers (including reservists on active duty or scheduled for deployment), retirees, and dependents of active duty members (to include same-sex spouses) and retirees.

    Limitations to Representation: The Legal Office generally cannot represent you in court or in criminal matters or in a dispute with the federal government. Also, professional ethics rules prevent Legal Assistance Attorneys from representing individuals when there is a conflict of interest.

    Nature of Available Legal Assistance Services:

    Estate planning (Wills, powers of attorney, advance medical directives);
    Landlord-tenant issues
    Consumer affairs
    Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
    Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA)
    Real property
    Civil suits
    Family support and indebtedness
    Civilian community civil rights
    Name changes
    Domestic relations (marriage, annulment, separation, uncontested divorce)
    Decedent and casualty affairs
    Military naturalization for citizenship

    Legal Assistance Request Form

    Additional Legal Assistance: You may also contact District 11 Legal in Alameda at (510) 437-5891 or the Legal Office at Travis Air Force Base at (707) 424-3251. Additional Legal Assistance support providers may be found at: Armed Forces Legal Assistance (AFLA)