February 16th, 2013 by Center for Student Legal Services
Are you interested in non-profit management or law school? Join the Center for Student Legal Services Board of Directors! Members of our Board coordinate events, shape the strategic mission and determine the budget for a non-profit law office that has served Ohio University students for 15 years! Interested students can send a resume and cover letter (as well as any questions about the position) to Board Chair, Tracy Kelly, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, March 1st.
January 30th, 2013 by Center for Student Legal Services
Are you subleasing this summer or finalizing your housing arrangement for next year? Are you concerned about getting your deposit back from your current landlord? The Center for Student Legal Services (CSLS) can help. Not only can CSLS help you get back your deposit, we have free subleasing / rental information, co-tenant agreements and much more to improve your off-campus experience. We also offer full lease reviews with our civil attorney to help you make the best choice for next year, as well as roommate mediation if you’re experiencing a conflict in your house / apartment. Did you waive your $12 per semester legal services fee? No problem! You can re-enroll confidentially by visiting the following site: http://www.studentlegalrights.
This small fee provides you with unlimited access to criminal and
civil representation to help you protect your money and rights -
including identity theft, misdemeanors and consumer fraud.
Call us at (740) 594-8093, check out our website
http://www.studentlegalrights. org/ or visit our office at 50 South
Court Street Suite D (above College Bookstore) and let us protect your rights!
January 23rd, 2013 by Center for Student Legal Services
Many college students assume that they are eligible for access to a public defender if they find themselves in legal trouble. Due to a recent court verdict, however, this will no longer be the case for many OU students in Athens County. Last week, Athens County Municipal Court Judge William A. Grim denied a 21-year-old Ohio University student access to a public defender for criminal charges due to financial ineligibility. The student requested a lawyer from the Ohio Public Defender’s Athens office to defend her on misdemeanor charges. Judge Grim's ruling states that, because the student’s parents pay for her tuition costs and rent, include her in their health-insurance policy and claim her as a dependent on their income taxes, she is a member of their household. The OU student had chosen not to participate in the Center for Student Legal Services (CSLS) plan which is offered to OU students for $12 per semester. The CSLS plan offers unlimited access to legal advice and representation for misdemeanors, landlord/tenant disputes, identity theft, consumer issues, mediation, notary services and more. There are no financial eligibility requirements for participation and payment of the $12 per semester fee can be made via the student’s e-bill, via cash in the CSLS office (50 South Court Street, Athens) or on our website via Paypal (http://www.
For more information about our services, call our office at (740)
594-8093 or email us at email@example.com.
For more information about the Athens Court verdict, visit the
http://woub.org/2013/01/17/ judge-denies-public-defender- ou-student
December 12th, 2012 by Center for Student Legal Services
The Center for Student Legal Services is a non-profit law office created specifically to educate and protect Ohio University students in matters related to identity theft, landlord / tenant issues, alcohol consumption, contract reviews, traffic violations, misdemeanors, and more. Funded only by a $12 per semester enrollment fee, we offer two full-time attorneys and a trained mediator on an unlimited, year-round basis and we’re asking for your help to support our mission of legal awareness and social responsibility. The Center for Student Legal Services is able to accept donations via PayPal on our homepage and all contributions will be used to support the educational programming, publications, court-room representation and legal advice that we provide to over 3,000 Ohio University students every year. Please donate today and help us create a safer and more responsible community for all Ohio University students!
September 26th, 2012 by Center for Student Legal Services
Interested in getting access to CSLS lease reviews, tenant advocacy services, identity theft representation, alcohol offense representation, mediation and more? The Center for Student Legal Services has extended its $12 per semester enrollment deadline! The $12 fee can be added to your tuition bill, or paid via cash / check in our office at 50 South Court Street Suite D (above College Bookstore). CSLS has already saved OU students roughly $38,000 on civil matters this year and the $12 service fee will provide you with unlimited access to our criminal and civil representation to help you protect your money and rights. Call us at 740-594-8093 above to verify your enrollment or re-enroll if you have accidentally waived access to our representation.