Limitations on Our Services
The Center for Student Legal Services can help with a variety of legal issues, but there are some areas where legal help would be a conflict of interest, out of our scope of practice, or against the Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.022
1) The Center for Student Legal Services cannot represent students in Ohio University Judiciary hearings. Ohio University Judiciaries handles violations of the student code of conduct, not violations of city, state or federal laws. We are able to give limited advice about Judiciary matters, such as what to expect during the process, but we cannot represent students in a judiciary hearing.
2) Pursuant to state law, The Center for Student Legal Services may not represent a student in Ohio University Judiciary actions, internal Ohio University matters or lawsuits against Ohio University or its employees. (see Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.022)
3) The Center for Student Legal Services cannot represent one student against another student in a civil suit or in a criminal case where one student is the “victim”.
4) Because of our limited resources and limited staff, we may provide only limited advice in certain areas of law. These areas include, but are not limited to:
Personal injury or malpractice claims
Estate and probate matters/complex wills and trusts
Business/real estate matters
Establishing copyrights and patents
Domestic relations, including, but not limited to: prenuptial agreements, divorces, dissolutions, custody or support
Other matters which may unduly monopolize program resources to the disadvantage of other students.
Legal representation is limited to Athens County Ohio courts. Please be aware that you must have paid your legal service fee during the semester in which your legal problem occurred.This information does not constitute legal advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for legal advice.