The Senate Finance Committee, a part of Student Government has funded a Student Legal Services Program for current St. Cloud State University students.
You can make an appointment to meet with the contracted attorney for any legal concerns you may be experiencing.
The attorney will meet with you for a FREE initial consultation to assess your situation, make suggestions about how to proceed, discuss whether you need to retain legal counsel, and how to find an attorney. The attorney will provide guidance, but NOT continuing representation. You should NOT expect the attorney to represent you beyond the consultation visit. There is a limit of one consultation per student per semester.
Under certain circumstances, the attorney may wish to schedule additional follow up appointments with you. This will depend on the legal questions or if the legal issues require additional research. Because funds for the program are limited and demand for services is high, the attorney must limit follow-up time. The attorney will NOT take any action to act on your behalf but will advise you on your best course of action moving forward.
The attorney may recommend you retain an attorney or advise you on how to apply for court appointed counsel, if appropriate for the situation.
The attorney is strictly prohibited from offering information or advice on any matters concerning St. Cloud State University and its administration, faculty, and staff.
Do NOT attempt to schedule a Legal Services Appointment if your legal issue concerns St. Cloud State University, administration, faculty or staff.
Fill out the contact form in HuskiesConnect. Once your student status is verified, your information will be sent to the attorney. Be prepared to provide dates and times of your availability, for example "Monday after 3 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday after 1 p.m." The attorney will email you directly to schedule your virtual appointment. If you fail to appear for a confirmed appointment, you will forfeit your opportunity to use the Student Legal Services Program for the semester. Services will be provided on a first-come, first served basis until program funds are exhausted.
*Need to be logged into HuskiesConnect using StarID and password.
IMPORTANT! You must be prepared to email the attorney any documents that are relevant to your legal question or situation. Some examples of documents to email the attorney in advance of your scheduled meeting may include: Citation Number, Criminal Complaint, any Motions or Petitions, Lease, etc. The initial consultation is your best chance to explain the situation that caused you to seek legal advice. Please be professional in your dealings with the attorney and make the best use of their time.
Please contact the Dean of Students office if you need assistance on filling out the HuskiesConnect form. We can be reached at 320-308-3111 or stop by our office, Atwood Memorial Center 110 (M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).