Judge Advocate General's Mission Statement

The Coast Guard legal program delivers high-quality legal advice and support to the people who carry out the varied functions of the Coast Guard to ensure their missions, operations and activities can be achieved within the spirit, as well as the letter, of the law.


Legal Assistance

Coast Guard legal assistance attorneys provide advice and counsel regarding personal legal issues to thousands of service members, dependents and retirees each year at no cost. These issues may involve family law, estate planning, consumer law, landlord-tenant relations, immigration or many other topics.

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CGJAG offers multiple employment opportunities to join our team, including our:
  • Direct Commission Lawyer (DCL) Program
  • Selected Reserve Direct Commission Lawyer (SELRES DCL) Program
  • Academic Year Externships and Summer Internships
  • Civilian Attorney positions

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Practice of Law in the CG

The CG JAG Program is a “full-service” legal support organization, providing legal advice and counsel for any and all requirements the service’s decision makers place on us.

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CGJAG Organization

Coast Guard legal organization and contact information.

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