Staff Judge Advocate/Legal Services
6222 Mekong Street
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Phone Legal Assistance: 719-526-5572 / Claims: 719-526-1355
Phone (DSN) 312-691-5572
Fax (DSN) 312-691-1171
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) provides two primary services for soldiers and their families. The first is the Army Legal Assistance Program and the second is the Army Claims Program. SJA is located in Bldg 6285 on Woodfill Road.
The Fort Carson Legal Assistance Office provides legal assistance to all soldiers, retirees, and their family members.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments may be made on a call-in basis on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in appointments are available for emergencies only. Our Divorce/Separation briefing is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Attorneys are not available on Thursdays, but in an extreme emergency, an appointment can be scheduled.
The Staff Judge Advocate Claims Office is responsible for processing all claims for damages due to shipment or storage of household goods.
Filing a Claim
To file a claim, bring the Notice of Loss or Damage (DD Form 1840/18 40-R) to the claims section, Bldg 6285, Woodfill Road. The office must receive the paperwork in sufficient time for it to be processed and provided to the carrier by the 70th day after the shipment was delivered. The Claims Office conducts briefings regarding DD Form 1840/1840-R on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.
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