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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of Illinois issued a “stay at home” order and SIU Carbondale is operating in compliance of the order by operating virtually. Therefore, Students’ Legal Assistance Office will be closed to in person office visits until further notice. However, the office will operate electronically to assist SIUC students during normal business hours (8am to 4:30pm). Students may request an appointment by email. All interviews will be conducted by telephone or video-conferencing when available. 

Notary Public Services:  The office staff will not perform notary public services until further notice. You may contact the local UPS Store or local banks/credit unions to obtain the services.

Students’ Legal Assistance provides legal services to SIU Carbondale students.  Students must be enrolled and paying fees for the semester in which they are seeking services to be eligible for legal assistance.

Students are not charged any additional fees for services provided in our office. Students are required to pay any court related costs, such as those required for filing court documents.

SLA is staffed by two full time Attorneys in addition to 2nd and 3rd year Law Clerks who handle various cases under the supervision of the Attorneys.

If you have legal questions or concerns, the links to the left provide some basic information. There are specific guidelines and limitations concerning what legal matters we can handle and to what extent we can pursue a case. If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with one of our staff, please call or come by the office to schedule your appointment.  An Attorney or Law Clerk will be assigned to meet with you to discuss your case.  We do not schedule same day appointments and we cannot give legal advice over the phone.