Minnesota National Guard
Legal Assistance
This web page is primarily intended to be a resource for Minnesota Army and Air National Guard personnel and their Families. The material is for general information only and should not be considered as legal authority.

Minnesota Army National Guard Office of the Staff Judge Advocate cannot represent you in court.

For assistance, please contact:
Legal Assistance

Minnesota Army National Guard Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal assistance to military personnel, retirees and their qualified dependents in accordance with Army Regulation 27-3, The Army Legal Assistance Program. Please select a link below for more information on how to obtain legal services.
1. Wills
2. Power of Attorney
3. All other legal issues

Trial Defense Service (TDS)

TDS mission is to provide defense legal services to Soldiers as required by law or as authorized by The Judge Advocate General.  TDS provides a full-range of defense oriented legal services to Soldiers, including:
  • Representation of Soldiers charged with military offenses;
  • Representation of Soldiers during investigations and before seperation or grade reduction boards;
  • Counseling of Soldiers regarding nonjudicial punishment, and other adverse administrative actions taken pursuant to military regulations.

Contact Trial Defense Services


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