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tabCIVIL LAW DIVISION 
The Civil Law Division provides assistance to commanders, management officials and the base population on a wide range of issues, including standard of conduct concerns, administrative law issues, claims and legal assistance.

Assistance is available by both appointment and during walk-in times. Please call (478) 926-9276 or DSN 468-9276 for walk-in times or to schedule an appointment to see an attorney.

Legal assistance is available to active duty military members and their families, retired military members and their families and members of the Guard (Title 10 status only) and members of the Reserves on active duty orders.

For more information, please visit Civil Law Division.
tabENVIRONMENTAL LAW DIVISION 
The Environmental Law Division addresses legal issues associated with Robins AFB environmental matters. Legal counsel is provided for a full range of environmental law issues including: compliance with federal, state, and local laws; management of hazardous substances and hazardous waste; environmental restoration; permitting requirements; and natural resources protection.

Contact (478) 222-0557 or DSN 472-0557 for assistance.

tabOPERATIONS LAW DIVISION 
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 upon the activities of U. S. 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 20 months.  LOAC training can be accomplished at the ADLS website.
tabLABOR LAW DIVISION  
The Labor Law Division provides representation and advice to management officials and Commanders on employment related matters and disputes related to Air Force civilian personnel. Examples of such matters are disciplinary actions, grievances and EEO complaints.

For all of your questions and inquires, please contact the Labor Law Division at (478) 222-0566 or DSN 472-0566.

tabMILITARY JUSTICE DIVISION 
The Military Justice Division provides guidance to commanders on nonjudicial punishment proceedings and courts-martial. Contact (478) 222-0546 or DSN 472-0546 for assistance.

The Area Defense Counsel program provides independent legal representation to military members suspected of an offense or facing adverse administrative actions. Contact the ADC at (478) 926-5852 or DSN 468-5852 for assistance.

tabAcquisition, Fiscal and Business Operations Law Division 
The Acquisition, Fiscal and Business Operations Law Division provides legal counsel and services to acquisition at all levels of the Air Force and the Federal Government on matters relating to logistics and program management and sustainment of weapon systems.
tabVICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-HOPE.

As a federal crime victim or witness, you have rights. (Your Rights)

Children have special rights when they are the victim of or a witness to a crime. (Additional Rights for Children)

Information concerning the Victim/Witness Assistance Program at Robins Air Force Base and the programs/services available (VWAP Pamphlet)

Information to help the victim or witness of a crime after the conviction of the offender. There are several important steps that victims or witnesses should be aware of if they wish to have input into the clemency and parole process.
(VWAP Assistance Clemency and Parole)

Information explaining the Transitional Compensation Program and the Retired Pay for Abused Dependents Program (DoD Compensation Program)

Information about the State of Georgia Crime Victim Compensation Program. You do not have to be a victim in a state court to qualify for this fund. Victims of crimes committed by military members are eligible. Military members who have crimes committed against them are eligible. (State of Georgia Crime Victim Compensation Program)

Robins AFB Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office (SAPRO)
The Department of Defense does not tolerate sexual assault and has implemented a comprehensive poilcy that reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability that ensures the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the Armed Forces.

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), located in Bldg. 707, can be reached at (478) 327-SARC (7272).


tabETHICS 
Answers to many of the common ethics related questions routinely asked are available through the documents on this site. If you can't find the answers to your questions among the documents listed here, please contact one of the ethics counselors at the telephone numbers listed below:

(478) 222-0571 or DSN 472-0571
Procurement Integrity Questions, Financial Disclosure
Reports (SF 278, OGE Form 450), Post Employment Issues

(478) 926-0630 or DSN 468-0630
Off-Duty Employment, Conflict of Interests, Gifts and Fundraising 

If you are a former Air Force member or employee and you need advice on how post-government employment restrictions apply to you, contact the ethics counselor at (478) 222-0571. If you want a formal opinion from our
office on the applicability of these rules to you (commonly called a "30-day
letter"), please download the worksheet from the link below and send it to
78abw.ja.workflow@robins.af.mil.


Ethics in General
AFMC Desktop Ethics Guide
Frequent Flyer Miles
Gifts to Superiors

Off-Duty Employment
Civilian Off-Duty Employment
AF Form 3902-Application/Approval for Off-Duty Emplymt

Political/Civil Activities
The Hatch Act
Fundraising Events and Campaigns

Post-Government Employment
Post-Government Employment Pamphlet
Post-Employment Opinion Worksheet (AF Portal account not required)

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tabCONTACT INFORMATION
Directions to Legal Assistance, Building 708
From Watson Blvd (247): Enter the Watson Gate and continue until you reach Robins Parkway.  Make a right turn onto Robins Parkway.  Travel to Seventh Street.  At the traffic light, turn left.  Building 708 is on the right, across from the Medical and Dental Clinics.

From Russell Parkway: Enter the Russell Parkway Gate and continue to Seventh Street, then make a right turn.  Building 708 is located on the right, across from the Medical and Dental Clinics.

General Mailing Address:
78 ABW/JA
215 Page Road, Suite 186
Robins AFB, GA 31098-1662 
(478) 926-9276, DSN 468-9276

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday, from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.
tabJAG RECRUITING
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. JAG Recruiting Information

Interested in becoming an Active Duty or Reserve Paralegal for the Air Force? Contact the Law Office Superintendent at (478) 222-0559 or DSN 472-0559. Paralegal Recruiting

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