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Know your rights! Student Legal Services offers FREE legal advice to any University of Iowa student. If you have any legal questions, come to Student Legal Services (SLS) to receive expert advice or representation in court.

Call right away to make an appointment or visit us online.

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Timeline Photos 10/13/2021

The State of Iowa has received over $10 million from the federal government as part of the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, and will soon be available to Iowans who have past-due water bills and possibly face disconnection.
Applications for financial assistance on past-due water bills are now currently available.
To find more information on additional utility, energy, or rent assistance, visit this link: https://buff.ly/2XboJJu
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[ID]: Picture of corner street with Iowa City sign. [End of ID]

The State of Iowa has received over $10 million from the federal government as part of the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, and will soon be available to Iowans who have past-due water bills and possibly face disconnection.
Applications for financial assistance on past-due water bills are now currently available.
To find more information on additional utility, energy, or rent assistance, visit this link: https://buff.ly/2XboJJu
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[ID]: Picture of corner street with Iowa City sign. [End of ID]

Timeline Photos 10/11/2021

This week in honor of celebrating LGBTQIA+ History month, we wanted to highlight two important things:
- Today is National Coming Out Day! Whether you are out or not, you are recognized and supported.
- We also, wanted to talk about an important event that occurred in January of 1958. After the U.S. Post Office refused to deliver America’s pro-gay publication, "ONE: The Homosexual Magazine" the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled in favor of gay rights for the first time, making this a landmark case in LGBTQIA + history.
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[ID]: Black and white photo of protestors during the gay rights movement holding up signs. [End of ID]

This week in honor of celebrating LGBTQIA+ History month, we wanted to highlight two important things:
- Today is National Coming Out Day! Whether you are out or not, you are recognized and supported.
- We also, wanted to talk about an important event that occurred in January of 1958. After the U.S. Post Office refused to deliver America’s pro-gay publication, "ONE: The Homosexual Magazine" the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled in favor of gay rights for the first time, making this a landmark case in LGBTQIA + history.
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[ID]: Black and white photo of protestors during the gay rights movement holding up signs. [End of ID]

Indigenous People’s Day 10/11/2021

Indigenous People’s Day

It is Latinx/A/O Heritage Month and today is National Indigenous People's Day! There will be a celebration today on the Pentacrest from 11am-2:30pm in collaboration with the Native American Student Association! To find out more, visit the UI event link:

Indigenous People’s Day We celebrate and recognize the people who first called this land their home. Join us in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, October 11th at the Pentacrest from 11am – 2:30pm. MASKS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

Photos from Student Legal Services's post 10/08/2021

Did you get the right answer this week??
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[ID]: Back background with a picture of Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson posing for a side-by-side picture. "Happy 50th to Student Legal Services! Is SLS Younger or Older than Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson. What Do You Think? Swipe to find out the answer." Page 2: Black background with a picture of Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson. "Answer...Student Legal Services is Older! Just by a small margin. Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson is 49 years old, with his birthday being May 2, 1972. [End of ID]

10/07/2021

Just received our new SLS cups..
AND…
It’s more than just a cup…it’s a color changing cup 😉
Come to our Renting 101 event tonight, 6-7pm to potentially snag one of these bad boys!
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[ID]: Video showing our new SLS cups turn yellow to blue [End of ID]

Timeline Photos 10/06/2021

Looking to sign a lease soon? Not sure where to start in the renting process? Well SLS has you covered!
Come join us tomorrow, October 7th, 6-7pm in the IMU Theater OR on Instagram Live for our Renting 101 event. This fun event includes Kahoot games and free SLS swag, so you won't want to miss it!
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[ID]: Pictures of the SLS Attorneys smiling and posing. "Renting 101 Thursday, October 7th, 2021
IMU Theater Come join us for Kahoot Games, FREE SLS swag, and all things renting! Follow us @uistudentlegal on Instagram where we will also be living streaming the event!" [End of ID]

Looking to sign a lease soon? Not sure where to start in the renting process? Well SLS has you covered!
Come join us tomorrow, October 7th, 6-7pm in the IMU Theater OR on Instagram Live for our Renting 101 event. This fun event includes Kahoot games and free SLS swag, so you won't want to miss it!
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[ID]: Pictures of the SLS Attorneys smiling and posing. "Renting 101 Thursday, October 7th, 2021
IMU Theater Come join us for Kahoot Games, FREE SLS swag, and all things renting! Follow us @uistudentlegal on Instagram where we will also be living streaming the event!" [End of ID]

Timeline Photos 10/05/2021

In honor of it being LGBTQIA+ History Month, every week we will be highlighting an important figure or event that has made strides for the LGBTQIA+ community.

First up we have William J. Thom. Not only was Judge Thom the first openly gay judge in New York, but he is also a co-founder of Lambda Legal. Prior to this, Judge Thom had been offering his legal assistance to an organization called the Gay Activists Alliance.
In 1973, Lamba Legal became a reality, and to this day still remains a great organization to bring full recognition of civil rights for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Photo credentials go to Clarissa Sosin Special of the Brooklyn Eagle
[ID]: William J. Thom (center) posing for a picture with Matt Skinner, executive director of the Failla
Commission, and Marcy Kahn, a justice in the Appellate Division.[End of ID]

In honor of it being LGBTQIA+ History Month, every week we will be highlighting an important figure or event that has made strides for the LGBTQIA+ community.

First up we have William J. Thom. Not only was Judge Thom the first openly gay judge in New York, but he is also a co-founder of Lambda Legal. Prior to this, Judge Thom had been offering his legal assistance to an organization called the Gay Activists Alliance.
In 1973, Lamba Legal became a reality, and to this day still remains a great organization to bring full recognition of civil rights for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Photo credentials go to Clarissa Sosin Special of the Brooklyn Eagle
[ID]: William J. Thom (center) posing for a picture with Matt Skinner, executive director of the Failla
Commission, and Marcy Kahn, a justice in the Appellate Division.[End of ID]

[10/05/21]   #TestimonialTuesday
"I feel much better about the situation now that SLS has answered my questions and I know if I ever need help they will be there for me."

Photos from Student Legal Services's post 10/01/2021

Back with another "Younger or Older than SLS": Target Edition!
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[ID]: Back background with a picture of a Target store "Happy 50th to Student Legal Services! Is SLS Younger or Older than Target Corporation. What Do You Think? Swipe to find out the answer." Page 2: Black background with a picture of a Target store. "Answer...Student Legal Services is YOUNGER! The Target Corporation first began in 1902 by George Dayton. The first Target store opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962. [End of ID]

Timeline Photos 09/29/2021

#WebsiteWednesday
Have a sneak peek at our staff photos which will be posted on our new and improved website: COMING SOON!

Check out our current staff profiles here on the SLS website: https://buff.ly/2SyLqPo
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[ID]: All SLS staff pictured smiling from left to right: Rachel, Amanda, Molly, Alyssa, and Jessica [End of ID]

#WebsiteWednesday
Have a sneak peek at our staff photos which will be posted on our new and improved website: COMING SOON!

Check out our current staff profiles here on the SLS website: https://buff.ly/2SyLqPo
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[ID]: All SLS staff pictured smiling from left to right: Rachel, Amanda, Molly, Alyssa, and Jessica [End of ID]

Timeline Photos 09/28/2021

Happy National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote at your current address? If not, today is the day to do it! Hawk the Vote volunteers will be on the Pentacrest and outside the Main Library from 11-3 today to help students register to vote. You can also go to https://buff.ly/2TBWk9M to learn more about voter registration. If you're looking for more information about registering to vote, upcoming elections, and why it's so important that Hawkeyes get out and vote, check out @votehawk
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[ID]: Two people smiling filling out a voter registration form with the words above "It's National Voter Registration Day!" [End of ID]

Happy National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote at your current address? If not, today is the day to do it! Hawk the Vote volunteers will be on the Pentacrest and outside the Main Library from 11-3 today to help students register to vote. You can also go to https://buff.ly/2TBWk9M to learn more about voter registration. If you're looking for more information about registering to vote, upcoming elections, and why it's so important that Hawkeyes get out and vote, check out @votehawk
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[ID]: Two people smiling filling out a voter registration form with the words above "It's National Voter Registration Day!" [End of ID]

Timeline Photos 09/27/2021

Can you believe lease signing season is right around the corner??
Here at SLS, we provide FREE lease reviews to any student! Visit the SLS website: https://buff.ly/3ATBrLD or stop by our office (G115 IMU) to make an appointment!
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[ID]: Students walking and smiling outside the hallway by the Student Legal Services Office. [End of ID]

Can you believe lease signing season is right around the corner??
Here at SLS, we provide FREE lease reviews to any student! Visit the SLS website: https://buff.ly/3ATBrLD or stop by our office (G115 IMU) to make an appointment!
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[ID]: Students walking and smiling outside the hallway by the Student Legal Services Office. [End of ID]

Photos from Student Legal Services's post 09/24/2021

Did you get the answer right?...
Let us know!
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[ID]: Back background with a picture of an Egg McMuffin. "Happy 50th to
Student Legal Services! Is SLS Younger or Older than The McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin.What Do You Think? Swipe to find out the answer." Page 2: Black background with a picture of an Egg McMuffin. "Answer...Student Legal Services is OLDER! The McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin was invented in 1972 by the former McDonald's President, Ray Kroc, along with his assistants. [End of ID]

Timeline Photos 09/22/2021

#WebsiteWednesday
Ready for legal myths to be busted?
SLS has you covered! Check out our website under the FAQ tab for our SLS Legal Mythbusters where you can find more examples like this one!
https://buff.ly/3wzZ6Pa
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[ID]: In yellow and white lettering "Myth: 1. My PAULA will be expunged when I turn 21.2. My PAULA/Public Intoxication conviction will automatically be expunged after the waiting period. 3. I don’t have to disclose my PAULA/In Bar conviction on applications."; In yellow and white lettering "Reality: 1. False. Your age has nothing to do with expungement. 2. False. You have to file a request for expungement. 3. It depends on the application and how the case was resolved." [End of ID]

#WebsiteWednesday
Ready for legal myths to be busted?
SLS has you covered! Check out our website under the FAQ tab for our SLS Legal Mythbusters where you can find more examples like this one!
https://buff.ly/3wzZ6Pa
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[ID]: In yellow and white lettering "Myth: 1. My PAULA will be expunged when I turn 21.2. My PAULA/Public Intoxication conviction will automatically be expunged after the waiting period. 3. I don’t have to disclose my PAULA/In Bar conviction on applications."; In yellow and white lettering "Reality: 1. False. Your age has nothing to do with expungement. 2. False. You have to file a request for expungement. 3. It depends on the application and how the case was resolved." [End of ID]

[09/20/21]   Congratulations to former SLS interns Peter Lapointe, Ramon Ortiz, Spencer Roudabush, Luke Roy and former SLS outreach coordinators Samantha K***z and Leah Neese on passing their bar exams! We’re so proud of you!

Timeline Photos 09/17/2021

If you Hawkeyes need to make an appointment, give us a call at 319-335-3276, or email us at [email protected]
Website -> Link in bio!
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[ID]: "A solid legal D (image of a white fence) for students since 1971" [End of ID]

If you Hawkeyes need to make an appointment, give us a call at 319-335-3276, or email us at [email protected]
Website -> Link in bio!
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[ID]: "A solid legal D (image of a white fence) for students since 1971" [End of ID]

[09/16/21]   The “Student” in Student Legal Services doesn't mean our attorneys are students. It means we advise students! SLS has licensed attorneys that provide free legal advice to University of Iowa students!

Resources 09/15/2021

Resources

#WebsiteWednesday Alongside our legal information, did you know the SLS website also provides a section of helpful resources such as a housing inspector request, paying fines online, AND an attorney referral list??
For all of that and more, visit:

Resources Attorney Referral ListThe attorney referral list contains the contact information for law offices that have expressed interest in obtaining referrals from Student Legal Services. Student Legal Services does not recommend the employment of any particular attorney. Please refer to "Choosing and W...

[09/14/21]   Back with another Student Legal Services #TestimonalTuesday!

"SLS Really helped to calm my nerves, provided lots of feedback and options for me to pursue at all levels of the situation"

Student Legal Services enacts three-year action plan for 50th anniversary 09/13/2021

Student Legal Services enacts three-year action plan for 50th anniversary

Check out this informative article done by The Daily Iowan highlighting 2021 being SLS's 50 year anniversary! The article also features comments from our very own attorneys, speaking on the history and future of SLS.
"It’s also interesting that some of the reasons why student legal services started in the first place, which was related to Vietnam War protests and Civil Rights protests, are still issues that students need assistance with today,” - Amanda Elkins from The Daily Iowan article

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Photo credentials go to Raquele Decker of The Daily Iowan
[ID] Attorneys Amand Elkins and Alyssa Pomponio posing for a picture. [End of ID]

Student Legal Services enacts three-year action plan for 50th anniversary The University of Iowa Student Legal Services office will implement a three-year Action Plan to improve its services to students, as it commemorates its 50th year on campus. The plan was spearheaded by a program review in March, conducted by the National Student Legal Services chapter and Council fo...

Timeline Photos 09/10/2021

[ID]: "Iowa City establishments exempt from the 21 & under ordinance *updated as of 8/31/2021"; " 1. Big Grove Brewery & Tap Room
2. Bread Garden Market and Bakery
3. Buffalo Wild Wings
4. Burger Haul
5. Carlos O’ Kelly’s
6. Colonial Lanes bowling alley
7. Element by Westin
8. The Englert Theatre
9. FilmScene 404 E. College St.
10. First Avenue Club
11. Gabe’s (Entertainment)
12. The Graduate-Gene’s
13. Hatchet Jack’s
14. Hilton Garden Inn
15. Iowa City Yacht Club (Entertainment)
16. Joseph’s Steakhouse
17. Orchard Green Restaurant
18. Pagliai’s
19. Panchero’s-Riverside Dr.
20. Players
21. Prairie Kitchen Store
22. Short’s Burger and Shine
23. SpareMe Bowl & Arcade
24. Studio 13 (Entertainment)
25. Sycamore Cinema
26. The Highlander
27. The Webster
28. Tiki Tacos ‘n Burgers ‘n Wings Iowa City
29. Trumpet Blossom
30. Wig and Pen Pizza Pub
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[ID]: "Iowa City establishments exempt from the 21 & under ordinance *updated as of 8/31/2021"; " 1. Big Grove Brewery & Tap Room
2. Bread Garden Market and Bakery
3. Buffalo Wild Wings
4. Burger Haul
5. Carlos O’ Kelly’s
6. Colonial Lanes bowling alley
7. Element by Westin
8. The Englert Theatre
9. FilmScene 404 E. College St.
10. First Avenue Club
11. Gabe’s (Entertainment)
12. The Graduate-Gene’s
13. Hatchet Jack’s
14. Hilton Garden Inn
15. Iowa City Yacht Club (Entertainment)
16. Joseph’s Steakhouse
17. Orchard Green Restaurant
18. Pagliai’s
19. Panchero’s-Riverside Dr.
20. Players
21. Prairie Kitchen Store
22. Short’s Burger and Shine
23. SpareMe Bowl & Arcade
24. Studio 13 (Entertainment)
25. Sycamore Cinema
26. The Highlander
27. The Webster
28. Tiki Tacos ‘n Burgers ‘n Wings Iowa City
29. Trumpet Blossom
30. Wig and Pen Pizza Pub
[End of ID]

Timeline Photos 09/08/2021

If it’s been more than 30 days since the end of your lease and you’ve given your landlord your new address, but you still don’t have your security deposit return, SLS may be able to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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[ID]: Skeleton sitting on a bench with the words, "Still waiting on my security deposit. [End of ID]

If it’s been more than 30 days since the end of your lease and you’ve given your landlord your new address, but you still don’t have your security deposit return, SLS may be able to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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[ID]: Skeleton sitting on a bench with the words, "Still waiting on my security deposit. [End of ID]

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G115 Iowa Memorial Union
Iowa City, IA
52242

General information

Current UI Students can receive legal advice from experts at Student Legal Services, as well as representation by an SLS attorney. We specialize in the following services: -Landlord/Tenant Disputes -Criminal Defense -PAULA -Public Intoxication -OWI -Contracts -Small Claims -Debt Collection Disputes -Divorce without children -Consumer Rights Advice is 100% free. Representation carries a small fee. For any questions or if you would like a presentation on "knowing your rights" to your student group or house, feel free to call or email us.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
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