Student Legal Services Appointments & Drop Ins
Student Legal Services will operate as a virtual law office.
University Park students remain eligible for the full range of services. During these extraordinary times, advice only services are also available to students from any Penn State campus through June 19.
To get started, Request an Appointment on our website. For existing clients, call us at 814-867-4388, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can choose to meet with the attorney by telephone, Zoom, or Skype during this time.
Remote notary services are currently unavailable, but coming soon.
How to Request Services
All University Park students who are enrolled and have paid the student activity fee and have personal legal needs qualify for our services. We provide referrals, consultations, or representation. The level of service we can provide depends on the facts and circumstances of the individual case.
The advantages of making an appointment are:
- We'll pre-screen your intake request for conflicts and email you in advance of the meeting if we identify any. If we do, we'll provide referral information via email to save you a visit.
- An attorney has time set aside to meet just with you.
You'll typically hear back from us within one business day after you submit the intake form. Appointments will be scheduled during regular business hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) when University offices are open. Complete an online intake form or call us at 814- 867-4388 for information on how to request an appointment.
If you're unable to keep your appointment for any reason, please let us know so we can offer that time to another student.
Drop-In Tuesdays (No Drop-ins available during remote instruction period)
No appointment is needed for Student Legal Services' Drop-In Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 248 East Calder Way, Suite 303.
Drop-In Tuesdays are sometimes the quickest way to get in to see an attorney. We'll give you an estimate on the wait time when you arrive, and you can make an appointment for another day if you'd rather not wait for an attorney to be available. We will have you meet with the next available attorney, so if you need to schedule a follow up visit with a specific attorney, we'd be happy to schedule you for an appointment for another day.
- Students are seen first come, first served.
- Students must still complete our intake form to see an attorney.
- The intake form can be completed at drop-in hours, or in advance for faster service.
- Prefer an appointment? Complete our intake form and we'll be in touch soon, usually within one business day.
Preparing to Meet with an Attorney
We love helping students! Here are some ways to get the most out of your appointment with one of our attorneys:
- Bring all documentation or other information relating to the legal problem to the initial meeting.
- Be honest. An attorney must know the whole situation, even the bad parts, to help you.
- Our services are free, but you are responsible for all filing fees, fines, and court costs associated with your case.
- Be prompt for scheduled appointments and court hearings.
- Advise us of any changes in your mailing address, email, or telephone number as long as your case is being handled by our office.