The Indiana National Guard Judge Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) serves as the legal adviser to the command, advising on a wide range of issues. OSJA also provides trial defense and free legal assistance services to Indiana Guardsmen. OSJA is also commonly known as JAG (Judge Advocate General). Officers serving in the JAG Corps are often referred to as JAGs. Indiana’s OSJA offices are located at the Stout Field headquarters building in Indianapolis.
Legal assistance and trial defense services are available to members of the Indiana National Guard and to their dependents, retired military personnel and their dependents, and survivors of members of the Armed Forces who would be eligible if the service member was alive.
OSJA provides a wide range of legal assistance services, without charge and by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled in advance; we do not provide services on a walk-in basis. Please note that we are NOT authorized to appear with you as your attorney of record on legal assistance matters in any court.
OSJA provides specified defense counsel services whenever required by law or regulation and when authorized by our higher headquarters.
Nothing contained in this website is a substitute for the competent legal advice of a licensed attorney. This website is intended to provide general information about our services, and does not produce legal documents. All information contained within this website is for informational purposes. Seek legal advice before relying on information contained in this website.
Provide timely and quality legal support to the adjutant general and his staff as well as subordinate commands, and the soldiers of the Military Department of Indiana, their dependents, and all others eligible for legal support.
Our legal assistance services include:
Military Trial Defense Services OSJA provides specified defense counsel services whenever required by law or regulation and when authorized by our higher headquarters.
Our trial defense services include:
Please note that counsel and representation are not the same, and counsel does NOT include in-person appearances, or speaking on behalf of the client to third parties. Counsel consists of reviewing documentation provided by a client, conducting research based upon law and regulation and providing a legal opinion or advice to the client.
The legal briefing sheets below cover a wide range of topics relevant to Indiana National Guard service members. For literature specific to the U.S. Air Force, please visit http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/.
The Indiana National Guard Office of the Staff Judge Advocate actively recruits members of the military to join the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. The JAG Corps provides an excellent opportunity for young lawyers to experience a number of different legal fields and to become involved in a broad range of cases. Judge Advocates may serve as prosecutors in criminal cases (courts-martial) or in legal assistance to provide counsel and advice to soldiers, retirees and their families. Legal fields include civil litigation and administrative, contract, international, labor and medical law. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.
The Indiana National Guard Office of the Staff Judge Advocate actively recruits paralegals. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to serve, and you have an associate’s degree in paralegal studies or a bachelor's degree in another field and a certificate in paralegal studies, this field may be right for you. Paralegals assist the legal team by conducting research; drafting correspondence, reports and legal documents; filing documents with the court; maintaining filing systems and handling the phones/intake process. Paralegals must demonstrate excellent communication, computer, interpersonal, organizational and research skills. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Headquarters, Indiana National Guard
2002 South Holt Road, Bldg 1, Room 1253
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Airmen seeking legal defense services should contact the appropriate legal office to provide them assistance: