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.

FAMILY & DOMESTIC

 

We represent in domestic violence and uncontested divorce cases. We also provide advice and referrals on other family law matters.

TRAFFIC/CRIMINAL & EXPUNGEMENTS

Our office is advice only on traffic/criminal, but we walk you through everything you need to know to prepare you for court so you can handle your case with ease. We do however represent on most NC expunctions to help you clear your criminal record.  

STUDENT GROUPS

 

Our director assists the 836 student groups on campus with their various legal questions and helping them with non-profit formation.  We also present to student groups upon request. 

NAME & GENDER MARKER CHANGES

 

Our office is happy to assist students that desire to change their name in NC or their gender marker on their NC birth certificate.

REFERRALS FOR
BUSINESS MATTERS

We can provide referrals for business related matters such as starting a for-profit business, non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property (copyright, trademark and patent), and tax matters.   We do not advise for-profit businesses. 

NAME, IMAGE & LIKENESS

 

Our office collaborates with UNC Athletics, the UNC Law School,  and the NC Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Division to provide limited advice and referrals for UNC students with questions about Name,  Image and Likeness contracts. 

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.

CONSUMER

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

IMMIGRATION
QUESTIONS

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

EMPLOYMENT MATTERS

 

We provide advice on a wide range of employment questions, including: application questions, contract review, filing for unemployment, wrongful termination, and more. We also provide referrals for students that are in need of representation.

ESTATE

 

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

& MORE

 

We meet with students on almost any legal matter.  If it's not a matter that we can advise you on, we can provide referrals to resources both on and off campus.  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
FRAN MUSE
DIRECTOR
TRISTAN ROUTH
STAFF ATTORNEY
Lauren Shoffner
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

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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