An appointment should be scheduled with us soon after the legal situation arises. Students can make their legal problems worse by waiting to schedule appointments with us. By waiting, students can miss crucial deadlines (including some they may not know exist) or the opportunity to have SLS available for consultation or representation because we are committed to other students.
How to schedule an appointment
Appointments are made only in person or by phone:
Services are by appointment only; SLS does not have walk-in hours.
We do not make appointments over email or online because holding multiple appointments open while waiting for a student to confirm one is unfair to fellow students who might need the other appointments. In addition, our in-person and phone appointment only process allows us to screen potential clients for eligibility, legal situation and limitations on services before making appointments. Please also note that we generally do not schedule same-day appointments.
Parents or friends may not schedule appointments for students with legal issues; students must make appointments for themselves. In addition, students can only use SLS for their own legal issues; SLS is not available for advice to students on the legal questions of others.
SLS does not answer “quick legal questions.” Contrary to popular belief, very few legal questions can actually be answered quickly. In addition, it is impossible to ethically answer a legal question without knowing all of the information important to the question.
What to expect
SLS will need the following before your appointment can take place:
At your appointment: