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Need a lawyer? You’re in luck

BY DI STAFF | 2015 EDITION

All University of Iowa students have access to free, professional legal services through Student Legal Services, located in the IMU. 

The UI Student Government provides financial support for Student Legal Services, which is included in student activity fees.

Some of the services provided by the organization include consumer issues, contracts, criminal defense for charges such as possession, public intoxication, or OWI, debt-collection disputes, notarization of legal documents, mediation, including tenant/tenant mediation services between UI students.

A onetime fee must be paid if representation in court is necessary. Students will continue to have representation even after graduation, so long as the case began while they were still at the UI.

The legal-services staff is composed of two full-time, practicing attorneys, up to five interns, a legal secretary, and two undergraduate student directors.

Appointments must be made over the phone, because nearly 30 to 50, sometimes 80, students are seen in a week by the organization.


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