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The purpose of Student Legal Services, Inc. is to provide prompt, efficient and high quality legal service to UT students who enroll in the Student Legal Services program. Legal assistance includes providing students access to information concerning their legal rights, private consultation and representation in their individual legal matters.
THE LEGAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The program is funded solely from the Student Legal Services fee which is $10.00 per student per semester. No additional attorney's fees are charged for the basic services rendered by Student Legal Services. Students are, however, responsible for all court costs, filing fees, etc. associated with their respective case.
Student Legal Services offers UT students four (4) major services: Advice, Representation, Referral, and Education.
Student seeking legal information and advice can get answers at the Student Legal Services office. ADVICE ONLY (no court representation) will be provided in the following types of legal matters: Bankruptcies, Personal Injury, Real Estate Purchase/Sale, Discrimination, Victim Rights
Student Legal Services attorneys represent students in judicial or administrative proceedings where the presence of an attorney will have a significant impact. Court representation is limited to matters filed in Lucas County, Ohio.
Additionally, if eligible UT students have legal matters pending in the Bowling Green Municipal Court, they may be elgible for referral to and representation from the Bowling Green Student Legal Services program at no additional cost. Affected students should contact us to see if they qualify for this additional benefit.
Student Legal Services sponsors a variety of lectures, workshops and seminars concerning relevant legal issues throughout the year. Through these programs, students will become acquainted with their legal rights and responsibilities as citizens. As an educational tool, the legal services will strive for a legal educated and more responsible student body.
Student Legal Services will provide referrals to other agencies to eligible participants in legal matters not covered by the legal services plan.
Students with the following types of legal matters will only be entitled to information and referral services:
- Matters involving administrative agencies such as Social Security, Workers' Compensations, Veteran's Benefits, Welfare Benefits, etc.
- Contested Domestic Relations matters such as Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Parentage, etc.
- Guardianships (Minor and/or Adult)
- Parking Tickets
- Felony Criminal/Traffic Offenses
- Copyright, Patent and Trademark matters
- Immigration matters
- Medican and/or Legal Malpractice matters
- Probate of Estates
- Matters in which a student is acting as the proprietor of a business