Legal Assistance Management Information System (May 07, 1999, 64 FR 24619)
Naval Legal Service Offices (NLSO) and NLSO detachments and other commands that provide legal assistance services under the auspices of the Navy's Legal Assistance Program through an assigned judge advocate or civilian attorney. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Navy's compilation of system of record notices.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Active duty military personnel, retirees, dependents, and authorized civilians who have been provided legal assistance.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Legal Assistance Card Files contain basic client identification information; e.g., name, address, duty station, telephone number(s), a brief description of the subject of the visit, name of the attorney assigned, and attorney time expended.
Legal Assistance Client Case Files contain personal and privileged information on the client and about the legal matter(s) for which the client is seeking assistance, including various documents related to the client's case, such as copies of client records provided to the attorney; memoranda of attorney-client interviews and attorney-client telephone conversations; memoranda of meetings and telephone conversations with relevant third parties; copies of statutes and case law relevant to the case; attorney research and notes; copies of all documents prepared, and of all correspondence sent or received, by the legal assistance provider; and a record of the results obtained.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; 10 U.S.C. 1044; and 32 CFR part 727, Legal Assistance.
Data from the records is compiled for the purpose of generating periodic workload productivity and statistical reports, for internal management of the office, and for counsel assignment. To provide an administrative record for use by attorneys and clerical personnel directly involved in rendering legal assistance.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows
The 'Blanket Routine Uses' published at the beginning of the Navy's compilation do not apply to this system of records.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Paper card and case files are stored in file cabinets. Electronic records are stored on computers and computer disks.
Name of client.
Cards, case files, and computer disks are maintained in metal filing cabinets or other storage devices under the control of authorized personnel during working hours. The office space in which the file cabinets and
storage devices are located in locked outside normal working hours. The files are not accessible to the public or to persons within the command without an official need-to-know.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Most files are maintained for two years after the completion of the services and then destroyed. However, some files may be maintained indefinitely if a future legal dispute or inquiry about the matters addressed in the file is reasonably foreseeable.
Files are maintained for two years after completion of the
services and then destroyed.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Legal Assistance), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, 1322 Patterson Avenue, SE, Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374-5066.
Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written inquiries to the office providing the legal assistance or to the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Legal Assistance), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, 1322 Patterson Avenue, SE, Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374-5066.
The written request should include full name and must be signed by the requesting individual.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the office providing the legal assistance or to the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Legal Assistance), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, 1322 Patterson Avenue, SE, Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374-5066.
The written request should include full name, address, and telephone number of the requester and must be signed by the requesting individual.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The Navy's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5211.5; 32 CFR part 701; or may be obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Basic information is provided by the client. Additional information regarding the case, including actions taken and the ultimate disposition of the case, is provided by the attorney rendering the service.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: