Stuttgart Law Center


Services

Mission

The Stuttgart Law Center provides legal services to the USAG Stuttgart Military community in the areas of Client Services, Military Justice, Administrative Law, and International Affairs.


Tax Preparation

  • The Stuttgart Law Center's Tax Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only, except during tax season when the Tax Center is open. Tax Center offers free tax preparation annually to service members retirees, civilian employees, and family members. Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Assistance certified preparers provide preparation on traditional returns as well as those that include rental income and child care businesses.

    2015 TAX SEASON INFORMATION

    Tax services are offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday in Building 3312 on Kelley Barracks. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are taken from 9 a.m. to noon, space available.

    Customers should ensure they have all required documents, bring a photo identification, social security cards, birth dates, wage and earning statements, last year's federal and state returns, bank account routing and account numbers, and health care statements. For appointments or questions, call DSN: 421-4588/civ. 0711-729-4588.

Claims

Process claims that Active Duty Service members, and DA and DoD civilians file against the U.S. Government.

Household Goods Shipping Claims
Vehicle Shipping Claims
Other Claims
  • Loss or damage that you suffer incident to your service may be payable. To learn if you have a payable claim, call your claims office to discuss your particular circumstances.

    Claims personnel can tell you if your claim is payable, and explain your filing requirements. All incident to service losses should be filed directly with your respective Military Services claims office. The Stuttgart Claims Office is an Army claims office.


Translations

Translations are done on a time available basis and must be delivered in person and dropped off.

The following is a list of those items we will translate:

  • English to German Translations: Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates, Driver's Licenses, German Marksmanship Awards.
  • German to English Translations: provided on legal documents that this office receives and serves.

Legal Assistance

We provide free, confidential legal services and advice to service members, retirees, DoD/DA Civilians and their family members, as well as contractors and their family members, when DOD is contractually obligated to provide support (contractors must have "legal assistance" specifically identified in their contract).


American Attorney Consultations

Walk-in consultations are available on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please call to schedule these appointments.

The attorneys are available for consultation on the following topics:

  • Wills, Living Wills, and Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Family Law
  • Military Administrative Actions
  • Economic
  • Consumer Protection
  • Real Property

The following topics cannot be discussed with our attorneys:

  • Employment Law
  • Private Business Activities
  • Cases Adverse to the U.S. Government or U.S. Military

For questions regarding immigration, please contact the US Consulate or U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services .


German Attorney Consultations

Services are available by appointment only. Please call during operating hours to schedule an appointment for consultation on the following topics:

  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Protection in Germany
  • Debt Collection
  • Court Proceedings

The following topics cannot be discussed with our attorneys:

  • Employment Law
  • Private Business Activities
  • Cases Adverse to the U.S. Government or U.S. Military

The following services are not available:

  • German Notary
  • German income tax filing

International Affairs

  • Liaise between USAG Stuttgart military commands and/or authorized community members and German host-nation authorities to help resolve criminal and civil matters.

    There is no Attorney-Client relationship in executing IA responsibilities.

  • Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction issues

    For the southern part of the State of Baden-Wuertemberg and southern part of the State of Bavaria, contact: DSN (314) 421-2767; CIV +49 (0) 711 729-2767

  • Paralegal, Civil Process Clerk

    For traffic violations issued by the southern State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, contact: DSN (314) 421-2604; or CIV +49 (0) 711 729-2604

  • Paralegal; Administrative Actions/Fines

    For traffic violations issued by the State of Bavaria, contact: DSN (314) 421-4494; CIV +49 (0) 711 729-4494

21st TSC, OSJA


Stuttgart Law Center, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Contact Stuttgart Law Center

  • Location: Kelley Barracks, Bldg 3312, 2nd Floor, Room 215
  • Commercial Telephone: +49(0) 711-729-4152 / 2609
  • Defense Switched Network (DSN): (314) 421-4152 / 2609
  • Hours of operation: Mon.– Wed. & Fri., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; 1-4:30 p.m., Thurs. 1–4:30 p.m. Closed U.S. federal holidays and USAREUR training holidays.
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Power of Attorney & Notary Services

No appointments needed. This service is available only on a walk-in basis.

Powers of Attorney
  • General Powers of Attorney grant broad authority to your attorney-in-fact (the person you give the power).
  • Special Power of Attorney grants limited, specialized authority to your attorney-in-fact (the person you give the power).
  • To set up a Power of Attorney, please bring all relevant and pertinent information (and documentation) like VIN numbers for vehicls or addresses for real estate.
Notary Services
  • The document to be notarized must be signed in the presence of a notary public.
  • Each person whose signature will be notarized must be present.

Military Justice

  • Provide military justice support to Commanders and senior Non-Commissioned Officers within USAG Stuttgart; prosecute courts-martial, assist victims, adjudicate adverse administrative actions, and provide preventative law instruction.

    Typical actions processed by the Military Justice Section include:

    • Prosecuting violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
    • Assisting law enforcement throughout the criminal investigative process
    • Advising and assisting with adjudication of Non-Judicial Punishment
    • Drafting Letters of Reprimand
    • Representing the United States on Administrative Separation Boards
    • Liaising between commanders and civilian prosecutors

    "The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby to strengthen the national security of the United States." —Preamble, Manual for Courts-Martial (2008 Edition)