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Fast Facts

Purpose

University Student Legal Services focuses on helping students resolve their legal problems with as little disruption as possible to their educational endeavors. The office promotes preventive law, equipping students to make informed choices.

People

  • Four attorneys, one concentrating in immigration
  • One administrative assistant
  • Five notaries

Services

  • Provide education, advice and representation within the scope of the prepaid student legal services plan. Advisers of record for student-athletes in the First Year College
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents
  • Speakers Bureau: conduct seminars, workshops, special talks and programs on areas of legal concerns
  • Court representation in civil matters of $10,000 or less

What Is USLS?

University Student Legal Services (USLS) is a nonprofit corporation created by Student Government and funded by student fees. The purpose of USLS is to provide education, advice and representation within the scope of the prepaid student legal services plan. The USLS plan is registered with the North Carolina State Bar. Students at NC State set the parameters of the plan. The Board of Directors for the plan consists of NC State students and NC State Administrators.

The service focuses on helping students resolve their legal problems with as little disruption as possible to their educational endeavors. The office promotes preventive law, equipping students to make informed choices.

Confidentiality

The staff are not employees of the NC State or the State of North Carolina and as licensed attorneys are required to preserve the confidentiality of clients.

All staff working with our office are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct relating to nondisclosure of any information that has been discussed. The policy is firmly followed by our office to encourage clients to speak candidly about all information necessary for effective legal representation.

Compliments or Complaints

First direct your comments to the Director of University Student Legal Services in an effort to resolve any complaint as quickly as possible.

The USLS Advisory Board determines policy and hears any unresolved grievances.

The Director can provide you with the name, email address, and telephone number of the Board member to contact to start a formal grievance procedure. In addition, Students may contact the North Carolina State Bar for complaints or issues with an attorney at USLS.