8th TSC’s Legal Assistance Office provides more than just tax prep

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, or SJA, received the Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance for fiscal year 2010, here, Oct. 25.

The award recognizes all the hard work and dedication the Legal Assistance Office has provided to 8th TSC’s Soldiers and families.

Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander, 8th TSC, said the services the Legal Assistance Office provides to the community at large are just amazing.

Terry went on to detail some of the accomplishments that warranted the office’s award. He said the office provides free legal services equaling approximately $2.3 million, served more than 1,900 clients and helped save families more than $500,000 in tax preparation

“We did some amazing things, but the main focus today is the providers,” said Col. Lisa Anderson-Lloyd, SJA, 8th TSC. “(It’s) those paralegals, those attorneys who sit with those family members and Soldiers, listening to their problems and really caring about them, and doing everything they can to provide the most professional and the most affective advice and assistance … that’s really important and close to my heart”

The certificate will be displayed in the Legal Assistance Office, here.

“We’ve been recognized by the Army for excellence, and it’s not very often that awards like this are bestowed upon an organization from that level. …You all did great things,” Terry said.

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