Hanscom Legal Office

Welcome to the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Assistance Office. The 66 ABG/JA has four divisions to support Hanscom and its tenants.

JAC assists with the personal legal needs of active duty military members, dependents, retirees and those who are otherwise eligible for legal assistance under 10 U.S.C. §1044.

JAC offers attorney consultations, powers of attorney, notary services and single-day will drafting and execution. JAC also assists Hanscom commanders with a myriad of legal issues to include military justice, administrative actions, claims and civil law.

JAA is the General and Administrative Law Division and is responsible for providing legal advice in the areas of Advisory and Assistance Service contracts, Federally Funded Research and Development Center contracts, procurement fraud, ethics, labor law and operational contracting.

JAN and JAS provide the Battle Management and C3I&N Directorates with legal advice and support the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center and other acquisition programs assigned to the 66 ABG/JA with all contract formation and administration issues.

Contact Information

Phone: Commercial 781-225-1410 or DSN at 845-1410
Email: 66ABG.JA.Workflow@us.af.mil
20 Schilling Circle, Building 1305
Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

JAC and JAA are co-located in one space.

Legal Assistance

Attorney Consultations
To meet with an attorney for advice and guidance on personal legal issues please call and we will set up an appointment for you. Appointments are available Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wills and Health Care POAs
Have your will prepared, review it with an attorney and sign it at a will signing ceremony--all in one day. Wills, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills are available by appointment only, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact our office immediately if deploying and need any of these documents prior to departure.

To access this worksheet, visit the Legal Assistance website to complete any of these documents. Worksheets can be found under the "Legal Worksheets" tab of the Legal Assistance website. Remember to give us your control number when scheduling your appointment. Please double check your spelling and information as we use exactly what you provide our office.

Powers of Attorney
To assist us in preparing your power of attorney, please visit the Legal Assistance website prior to arriving to our office. Under the "Legal Worksheets" tab, choose the type of power of attorney you would like and fill in the relevant information. Then bring in the control number that was provided to you. This will expedite your time in our office. If you prefer, you can arrive at our office without visiting the website, but this will add time to the process. We are available to assist you with non-health care powers of attorney Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Notary Services
Need a document notarized? Notary services are available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Air Base Group Instructions

Ethics Advice

Ethics Advice for current and former Air Force employees: Current Air Force civilians and military personnel are entitled to speak with an Air Force ethics counselor on a wide variety of ethics issues. Former employees are entitled to discuss issues related to the application of the post-government employment rules to them.

If you need to speak with an ethics counselor, please email 66ABG.JA.ethics@us.af.mil.

Legal Assistance Eligibility

- Active Duty members including reservists, National Guard members and contract ROTC Cadets on federal active duty under Title 10, United States Code.

- Members entitled to retired pay and former members of Reserve components entitled to retired pay under 10 U.S.C. §12731 (formerly 10 U.S.C. §1331).

- Officers of the commissioned corps of Public Health Service who are on active duty or entitled to retired or equivalent pay.

- Dependents of the above groups entitled to a military identification card. (Reserve and National Guard dependents must bring in a copy of orders showing member has been activated for more than 20 consecutive days.)

- Inactive reservists or National Guard Members subject to federal mobilization will only be provided with deployment-related legal assistance.

- Civilian and contract employees deploying to or in a theatre of operations may only prepare and execute wills and necessary powers of attorneys.

Note for Reserve members: After release from active duty, eligibility for legal assistance shall begin on the date of the release and continue for a period of time equal to twice the length of the period served on active duty under that call or order to active duty. Please bring in a copy of your orders to verify eligibility for legal assistance under this provision.

Air Force Legal Assistance and Preventive Law Programs are governed by Air Force Instruction (AFI) 51-504 and Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 51-5.