Staff Judge Advocate (dl)
The Staff Judge Advocate and attorneys of the Eighth District Legal Office provide advice and legal counsel to the District Commander and over 80 operational units. The primary legal practice areas include natural resources & environmental law enforcement, operational law, ethics & professional responsibility, and regulations & administrative law. The legal office is also responsible for aiding commands in adjudication of non-judicial punishment and the prosecution of Coast Guard members for crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The Staff Judge Advocate is also responsible for administering the Legal Assistance program. The Coast Guard traditionally has recognized the importance of providing legal support for our personnel in connection with their personal civil legal affairs. Providing such legal support enhances readiness for our personnel, helping to relieve the stress and uncertainty associated with their duties and thus improving both morale and efficiency. Within the Eighth Coast Guard District, the Staff Judge Advocate dedicates one full-time civilian attorney, support staff, and a cadre of reserve attorneys to meet the needs of the district's personnel as provided for by the Legal Assistance program.
Main Number: (504) 671-2331
Fax Number: (504) 671-2040
Legal Assitance:(504) 671-2026