CALIFORNIA STATE GUARD
LEGAL SUPPORT COMMAND
A primary mission of the Legal Support Command is to serve uniformed members of the California Military Department with legal issues related to their service.
If you are currently deployed and have a legal issue that may impede your ability to perform your duties, we can help you.
If you have received orders for active duty or have recently returned from deployment and have a legal issue related to your service, we can help you.
If you are not receiving the benefits you are entitled to or are being singled out because of your status as a member of the military, we can help you.
COL (CA) John Wallace – Commander
LTC (CA) John Beckman – Chief, Legal Assistance
Capt (CA) John Laurie – Deputy Chief, Legal Assistance
You will have an opportunity to meet with a Judge Advocate General (JAG) attorney to discuss and prepare legal documents.
Some of the things to think about and discuss with your spouse or family members before you meet with a JAG include:
MOBILIZATION LEGAL GUIDE
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
17 AUG 2020
This Mobilization Legal Guide contains information to assist you in understanding and addressing these important legal matters. However, it is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice concerning your particular situation. Additionally, while every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, due to the changes in the statutes and decisional law, some of the information and sample notices contained in this Guide may become outdated. For additional information or guidance regarding any of the matters covered, please consult with the JAG section.
The information in this Guide is designed to help you and your family put your legal affairs in order. It also contains sample letters and notices you can use to take advantage of certain protections that are provided to mobilized servicemembers. The Guide provides information on such matters as:
- Legal Protections and Benefits
- Employment Protections
- Estate Planning
- Medical Planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Housing Issues
- Childcare Issues
- Insurance Issues