Center for Student Legal Services at Ohio University

Center for Student Legal Services at Ohio University The Center for Student Legal Services is a non-profit law firm that serves the students of Ohio University. Students can use our services by paying the $8 fee which is an option on the tuition bill.
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What could be a better value than an $8 lawyer?? Our services are accessible by paying $8.00 on your quarterly tuition bill. The program works like car or health insurance; you pay it every quarter in case you need legal assistance. Even if you never end up needing us, it's worth the peace of mind to know that you have access to us if you ever need us. Our attorneys are experienced in a variety of legal issues that college students often experience in both civil and criminal law. Our most frequently handled issues involve landlord/tenant disputes, off campus housing problems, consumer law such as credit issues, medical debt and contracts. We also handle misdemeanors such as underage consumption, OVI, disorderly conduct, drug charges and traffic citations. Our attorneys will assist you in every step of the legal process when possible, from advising to court representation. Our Managing Attorney has over 30 years of experience in law and has served as the public defender in Athens County.

Mission: Our mission is to provide Ohio University students with quality legal services at an affordable rate. We believe that students should be aware of their legal rights and responsibilities and have access to an attorney who can act as an advisor and advocate.

12/01/2014

The Center for Student Legal Services is now looking for interns to fill spots on our Marketing Team! Students with skills in, or studying, graphic design, photography, integrated media, web design, and information design are encouraged to apply! Follow the link below to experience this unique opportunity. (Internship terms are flexible)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zd2AvNn-E9TfHAsLHv-2aQDFGYI-NQFZNM4rUubixNk/viewform

11/21/2014

The Center for Student Legal Services is now looking for interns to fill spots on our Marketing Team! Students with skills in, or studying, graphic design, photography, integrated media, web design, and information design are encouraged to apply! Follow the link below to experience this unique opportunity. (Internship terms are flexible)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zd2AvNn-E9TfHAsLHv-2aQDFGYI-NQFZNM4rUubixNk/viewform

08/28/2014
Center for Student Legal Services Commercial 2007-08

Center for Student Legal Services Commercial 2007-08

I wrote my first commercial! It's a thirty second commercial to be run in local movie theaters before the previews. --Heidi Sochia, CSLS Program Coordinator

06/30/2014

Many smart phones contain important personal and financial info. Here are some tips to protect your data! ow.ly/s9Jxz

06/30/2014

About 50% of young people face electronic bullying. Read these tips for how to recognize and handle cyber bullying ow.ly/nDl1a

06/28/2014

Legal issues can be stressful. Remember: CSLS services are confidential and, don't worry, there are no silly questions.

06/27/2014

Beware of identity theft while traveling this summer and protect your personal info! ow.ly/ikKc7

06/26/2014

Facing a legal issue? CSLS is staffed by licensed attorneys in a confidential environment. Call 594-8093 / visit us above College Bookstore

06/26/2014

Fraud can happen to anyone. Call CSLS if you encounter consumer fraud, scams or identity theft and let us help you stay safe and smart.

06/25/2014

"To a great extent, you are who the Internet says you are." Check out this Forbes story on social media + your career ow.ly/wrKt6

06/25/2014

Bored at the airport? Free wifi networks are rarely secure - avoid banking, shopping or sharing personal info via open networks.

06/22/2014

Facing a legal issue? CSLS is staffed by licensed attorneys in a confidential environment. Call 594-8093 / visit us above College Bookstore

06/20/2014

Has your deposit been withheld? You're not alone and we can help you understand your options. Call us at 740-594-8093

06/19/2014

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06/19/2014

Taking summer classes? You can still enroll in our program for help over the summer! Call 740-594-8093 for info!

06/09/2014

Remember: CSLS is open all summer to help OU students with consumer fraud, withheld housing deposits, traffic violations and more!

06/09/2014

Please welcome our new Office Manager, Stephanie Layton! She can be reached at [email protected] or stop in to say hello!

06/07/2014

Have fun this summer, but stay smart while sharing photos / videos online. Check out these tips: ow.ly/ok4MR

06/06/2014

Considering a car purchase? Check out these helpful tips: ow.ly/oG5G6 Need more advice / a contract review? Call us at 594-8093!

06/06/2014

Hey graduates: Be alert for debt collection scams targeting your student loans. Know how to spot a fake collector: ow.ly/qB9Mf

06/05/2014

Taking summer classes? You can still enroll in our program for help over the summer! Call 740-594-8093 for info!

06/05/2014

Looking for a summer job? Beware of job offers that require upfront fees. Contact the Better Business Bureau about a business before paying

06/03/2014

Has your deposit been withheld? You're certainly not alone and we can help you understand your options. Call us at 740-594-8093

06/02/2014

Social media can also help you win a job. CareerBuilder indicates that 1 in 5 managers found something online that caused them make a hire.

05/29/2014

"If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us." - Francis Bacon

05/27/2014

Hey, graduates: Understand the role of social media and criminal records while searching for a job. ow.ly/9bAI7

05/26/2014

From all of us here at CSLS, have a happy and safe Memorial Day!!!

05/24/2014

Remember: CSLS is open over the summer for help with landlord / tenant issues, noise violations, mediation and much more!

05/23/2014

Summer travel tip: Consider using a phone # and not an address for your luggage tag. ID thieves are always looking for address info.

05/23/2014

Please take a moment to take our short survey! We want to learn more about our Bobcats! ow.ly/spOCz

05/22/2014

Did you know that CSLS is a nonprofit? Please consider a donation to help us continue to improve our great programs! ow.ly/trh6I

05/12/2014

Remember: CSLS is open all summer to help OU students with consumer fraud, withheld housing deposits, traffic violations and more!

05/08/2014

Many smart phones contain important personal and financial info. Here are some tips to protect your data! ow.ly/s9Jxz

05/08/2014

Bored at the airport? Free wifi networks are rarely secure - avoid banking, shopping or sharing personal info via open networks.

05/07/2014

Social media can help you win a job. A CareerBuilder survey indicated 1 in 5 managers found something online that caused them make a hire.

05/07/2014

Has your deposit been withheld? You're not alone and we can help you understand your options. Call us at 740-594-8093

"To a great extent, you are who the Internet says you are." Check out this Forbes story on social media + your career ht...
05/06/2014
Don't Let Social Media Derail Your Career -- Use It To Attract Potential Employers

"To a great extent, you are who the Internet says you are." Check out this Forbes story on social media + your career http://ow.ly/wrKt6

By Annette Richmond To a great extent, you are who the Internet says you are. Today you can be sure that employers and recruiters will be checking you out online – before and after you’re hired. It’s up to you to make sure your virtual presence doesn’t damage your career. Not a [...]

05/06/2014

Summer travel tip: Consider using a phone # and not an address for your luggage tag. ID thieves are always looking for address info.

05/05/2014

Remember: CSLS is open all summer to help OU students with consumer fraud, withheld housing deposits, traffic violations and more!

Address

50 S Court St
Athens, OH
45701

General information

We have licensed attorneys who practice civil and criminal law. We can give legal advice, information and representation in Athens courts. To access our services, you must be enrolled in our program by paying the $8.00 legal service fee on your tuition bill. Students who have not enrolled can consult with an attorney for a higher fee.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(740) 594-8093

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