Our Services and Resources

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Eligibility for Services

Students who are currently registered at NC State University and who have paid their student fees are eligible for our services for the semester. No additional legal fees are charged for any of the legal services provided. The students will, however, be responsible for paying service of process fees and court filing fees if they pursue their case in court.

Student Education

Speaker’s Bureau

As part of our focus as an educational nonprofit organization, the attorneys are available to conduct seminars, workshops, and special programs on areas of legal concern for residence halls, fraternities, sororities, registered student groups and classes. In addition, the Service contributes to newspaper articles, local radio and TV programs concerning legal matters that affect students.

Legal Werk Podcast

legal-werk-pictureThe Legal Werk Podcast is recorded with our Attorneys by WKNC, the campus radio station, and focuses on legal information for students.

Educational Resources and Forms

University Student Legal Services offers pamphlets and brochures pertaining to State/Federal government and copyright information. Pamphlets can also be prepared by the office for students to inform them on popular areas of law such as alcohol, traffic tickets, pro se divorces, wills, living wills, name changes, leases, and sublease agreements.

Notary Services

University Student Legal Services has Notaries on staff that can notarize documents at no cost to students, faculty or staff. For more information about this service see our Notary Services page.

Common Legal Issues and Resources

Our attorneys deal with many legal issues on behalf of students. The following is a list of common areas of law handled by the office along with resources to help students educate themselves on legal issues.

Landlord / Tenant

USLS helps students with a variety of landlord/tenant issues including leases, repairs, security deposits, eviction, early termination, pets, damage, roommate problems, sublease agreements, and bedbugs.

Consumer Matters / Scams

We assist students with matters of consumer protection including travel/baggage issues; telephone, Internet, and postal solicitations; property repair, health clubs, and insurance questions including auto, property, and health. We also help students learn about and deal with a variety of scams such as check schemes, car title scams, Craigslist/Internet scams, apartment lease scams, out-of-country/out-of-state sales, and “too good to be true” scams.

Credit / Loans

We can help students with issues dealing with credit history, credit cards, debts/defaults, collections, ID fraud/theft, credit rehabilitation, bank problems, and establishing credit.

Employment

Employment concerns such as job termination, wage/hour issues, contracts, covenants not to compete, harassment, and injuries can be addressed by our office.

Business

We can help with business concerns like nonprofit status, contracts, W-9’s, and SS-4 forms.

Estate Matters

Estate matters such as Wills, Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney, name changes, and Power of Attorneys can be handled by our office.

Traffic Law (advice only) / Cars / Accidents

We provide advice on traffic problems such as DMV points, insurance points, non-moving violations, registration problems, and driver’s license issues. The office also assists students with accidents including police reports, insurance points, types of insurance, driving points, and mandatory reporting. We also help students with issues related to their cars such as towing problems, leasing a car, purchasing a new or used car, rental cars, car warranties and service contracts, Lemon Law, auto insurance, and car repair issues.

Criminal (advice only)

USLS provides legal advice on criminal matters such as expungements, penalties, affects on visa status; advice regarding misdemeanors, felonies, criminal procedures and criminal records; First Offender’s and drug and alcohol programs.

Domestic (uncontested only)

We handle uncontested domestic issues dealing with child custody, support and visitation, separation agreements, divorces, domestic violence and no contact orders, sexual assault, stalking, and harassment.

Immigration

USLS also provides immigration services for students.

Other Resources