Consultations

Free 40-Minute Legal Consultation

Student Legal Services (SLS) consultations are provided by our staff attorney and legal interns (third year UW Law School students with a limited license to practice law in Washington under attorney supervision). Our goal is for you to understand your rights and responsibilities so you can make educated legal choices. In our confidential setting, you discuss your situation, and we provide analysis, advice, resources, and/or referrals.

Very caring and on top of my credit issue. Good advice – a very nice service for students. I never thought I’d use it but this resource gave me peace of mind.

At some time after your consultation, you may wish to hire Student Legal Services to resolve your legal matter. If we agree to take your case, we will schedule a hiring meeting as soon as possible.

Students receive unlimited free consultations for unrelated legal issues. At the consultation, SLS will only meet with individual students.

What to Bring to Your Consultation

Proof of enrollment at UW-Seattle: either your Husky card or tuition statement from MyUW showing payment of the Services & Activities fee.
List of questions you want us to address during your consultation.
Relevant documents, organized chronologically. Depending on your situation, these may include:

  • Leases (landlord-tenant laws, move-in checklists, and other documents related to your tenancy)
  • All correspondence related to the dispute between you and the opposing party.  This may include letters and envelopes, emails, texts, or phone logs.
  • Photos
  • Signed or proposed contracts
  • Hearing notices and other pleadings
  • Eviction notices
  • Court orders
  • Police reports
  • Traffic tickets
  • Insurance policies

Important timelines may include upcoming court dates, lease end-dates, wedding dates, etc.

Be prepared to take notes during the consultation. (SLS does NOT provide free follow-up meetings, phone calls, or email clarifications after your free 40-minute consultation has ended.)