CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, our office is open Monday - Friday

from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for remote appointments only.

 

Please call (919) 962-1303, email csls@unc.edu, or fill out the contact form below to schedule an appointment to speak with an attorney over the phone or via Zoom.  

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL

(Examples of emergencies include being served with a Notice of Eviction or other civil lawsuit, any case

involving domestic violence, missed court dates, or learning that there is a warrant for your arrest.)

 

If you are contacting our office about reviewing a lease, please call 919-962-1303 or email csls@unc.edu in order to schedule a time to speak with Attorney Tristan Routh over the phone or via Zoom to go over the lease together. 

 

If you are a parent contacting us on behalf of your student, please note that we will need to meet with the student during the appointment, or we will need written permission via email from the student to speak with you instead.  

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

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CAROLINA

STUDENT

LEGAL

SERVICES

A NON-PROFIT LAW FIRM ON CAMPUS SERVING UNC STUDENTS

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

CSLS cannot advise or represent against another UNC student, the University, or the state of North Carolina.
LANDLORD-TENANT

 

Lease reviews, security deposit concerns, evictions, roommate agreements, subleasing questions, and even litigation. We can assist you with almost any landlord-tenant need.

NOTARY SERVICES

 

All three of our attorneys are also notaries.  We provide notary services to current students, faculty, and staff.  We do not notarize I-9 forms, and we cannot verify the authenticity of a document.

TRAFFIC & CRIMINAL 

Our office is advice only on these matters, but we walk you through everything you need to know to prepare you for court so you can handle your case with ease.

FAMILY & DOMESTIC

 

We represent in domestic violence and uncontested divorce cases, we draft simple separation agreements and provide advice on various family law matters.

CONSUMER

From debt collection to identity theft, defective products and towing cases, let us help you with your consumer troubles.

STUDENT GROUPS

 

Our director assists the 836 student groups on campus with their various legal questions.  We also present to student groups upon request.

EXPUNGEMENTS

 

We help you get a fresh start by helping you file to expunge your criminal record.

IMMIGRATION

Our office contracts with an immigration attorney to provide initial consultations for students with immigration questions.

ESTATE

 

We provide advice and assistance with drafting wills and power of attorney documents to help you prepare for your future.

& MORE

 

From business startup questions, to car accidents, there is little that we don't advise on.  Make our office your first stop for your legal needs.

 

ABOUT CSLS

Carolina Student Legal Services, Inc. is 501(c)(3) located on UNC's campus.  Our office is separate from the university, which means that all visits are also strictly confidential.  Our office is staffed by three licensed attorneys and one legal assistant.  We are available to provide students with assistance in understanding the factors that should be considered when one seeks legal advice, to determine if a lawyer's services are or are not necessary, and to provide appropriate representation or referral.

CSLS is funded by an activity fee that all full-time students pay each academic year.  Thus, essentially CSLS is a pre-paid service for full time students.  The only instances that our clients will have out-of-pocket expenses occurs when there are court costs associated with taking court action.

ALL VISITS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

We do occasionally offer walk-in services, but appointments are preferred.  Our office is open every day that classes or exams are held.  We are closed on Reading Days, University Holidays, and breaks between academic sessions.  

HOURS

Monday-Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All days classes or exams are held

 

OUR ATTORNEYS

FRAN MUSE
DIRECTOR
TRISTAN ROUTH
STAFF ATTORNEY
LAUREN SHOFFNER
STAFF ATTORNEY
 

TESTIMONIALS

GRACE 

GRADUATE STUDENT

The people here are super helpful and informative. The attorney that I worked with was very thorough and got all of my case documents in order. The whole process went very smoothly. Best of all, it was free.

LANCE 

GRADUATE STUDENT

I cannot overstate how helpful Carolina Student Legal Services was in resolving a landlord-tenant issue. Carolina Student Legal Services provided easy appointment scheduling and was very knowledgeable about state and local laws.

THOMAS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Definitely recommend checking out Carolina Student Legal Services if you need any legal advice or help with anything. The attorneys were extremely helpful with regards to my case and their kindness and service was exceptional.

CONTACT

CSLS

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All days classes or exams are held

OUR LOCATION

FRANK PORTER GRAHAM STUDENT UNION - SUITE 3512

Email: csls@unc.edu
Tel:  919-962-1303

Mail: P.O. Box 1312, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Most legal matters will require an in-person appointment, but if you would like assistance in scheduling an appointment with our office please feel free to call, email, or fill out the following contact form:

*If this request is an urgent matter (i.e. Domestic violence, approaching court date, extreme housing conflict, or other time sensitive matters, please include "Urgent" in the case description.

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ENSURE THE SECURITY OF ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CASE IN THE CONTACT FORM. 

 

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