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OSJA provides a wide range of legal assistance services, without charge and by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled in advance; we do not provide services on a walk-in basis.
Please note that we are NOT authorized to appear with you as your attorney of record on legal assistance matters in any court.
Our legal assistance services include but are not limited to:
- Living wills
- Assistance with Naturalization and Citizenship for Servicemembers
- Review of legal documents, including contracts and leases if they are not related to a private income-producing business
The 233d JAG Detachment provides specified defense counsel services whenever required by law or regulation and when authorized by our higher headquarters to members of the Iowa Army National Guard.
Army National Guard: Our resources are limited. We contact our clients on a first-come, first-served basis and reply to inquiries and requests for assistance as quickly as possible. Contact the military trial defense services at 515-608-2963.
Air National Guard: Airmen seeking legal defense services should contact the appropriate legal office to provide them assistance. (Insert Legal Assistance POC when we receive them).
Trial defense services include:
- Representing soldiers charged with military criminal offenses at trial
- Representing soldiers during criminal investigations and before elimination or grade reduction boards
- Counseling soldiers regarding pretrial restraint, nonjudicial punishment (Article 14) and various adverse administrative actions taken pursuant to military regulations
Please note that counsel and representation are not the same, and counsel does NOT include in-person appearances, or speaking on behalf of the client to third parties. Counsel consists of reviewing documentation provided by a client, conducting research based upon law and regulation and providing a legal opinion or advice to the client.
The Iowa National Guard Office of the Staff Judge Advocate recruits members of the military and civilians to join the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. The JAG Corps provides an excellent opportunity for young lawyers to experience a number of different legal fields and to become involved in a broad range of cases. Judge Advocates may serve as prosecutors in criminal cases (courts-martial) or in legal assistance to provide counsel and advice to soldiers, retirees and their families. Legal fields include civil litigation and administrative, contract, international, labor and medical law.
The Iowa National Guard Office of the Staff Judge Advocate actively recruits paralegals. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to serve, and you have an associate’s degree in paralegal studies or a bachelor’s degree in another field and a certificate in paralegal studies, this field may be right for you. Paralegals assist the legal team by conducting research; drafting correspondence, reports and legal documents; filing documents with the court; and office management. Paralegals must demonstrate excellent communication, computer, interpersonal, organizational and research skills.
Contact us if you are interested in learning more.