Student Legal Services

Consultations

Free Legal Advice

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides eligible current UW-Seattle students with free 40-minute consultations on any matter of legal concern. An individual student can receive an unlimited number of free consultations as long as the legal issues are unrelated.  SLS strongly encourages students to contact us proactively, before their legal concern grows.

“I had several consultations regarding a landlord-tenant issue and a speeding ticket with [an SLS intern] and she was very patient in dealing with my shenanigans. She was very attentive when listening to my side of the story and provided me with the guidance and resources necessary to resolve my legal issues. Hands down the best legal service for students.

Scheduling a Consultation

To schedule a consultation, you must fill out an intake form which provides us information we can use to verify your student status with the University and to get more information about your specific issue.

For the quickest response, please complete our Google Form (please note: we will need to contact you via email or phone to schedule your consultation.) If you are unable to access or complete the Form via Google, please call our office at (206) 543-6486 or stop by our office in HUB 306.

IMPORTANT: You must be logged into your UW account to access the Google Form. If you are not already logged onto your UW account on your browser, you will see an error page when you click on the link above.

What Should I Bring to My 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.
Important timelines may include upcoming court dates, lease end-dates, wedding dates, etc.
Physical copies of 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

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