Supported by one or more judge advocates, paralegals, and civilian support staff, RCLO-P provides timely and accurate legal advice concerning civil matters affecting Marine Corps Installations Pacific- Marine Corps Base Camp Butler. Accordingly RCLO-P assists the Commanding General and his staff, and subordinate commanders, but does not provide legal advice to individuals concerning their personal affairs; that is the province of the Legal Assistance Office or, as appropriate, military defense counsel.
Upon receipt of a request for a legal opinion, a legal brief or memorandum is prepared for review and signature of the Staff Judge Advocate, except in cases where the Regional Civil Law Officer is authorized to respond directly to the requesting party.
RCLO-P houses a library of reference materials and past legal memoranda. Questions answered in this section commonly involve matters concerning ethics of Federal employees and contractors, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA), installation law (e.g., fundraising and solicitation, and private organizations), use of Federal resources by private organizations, claims and investigations, litigation for and against the United States, and constitutional law.