PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS SOME OPTIONS HAVE CHANGED!

When scheduling, if it is the end of the current month and you do not see an available appointment, click on the next month to the right to bring you to the appointments available during that month.

INCOMING FRESHMEN: To schedule Healthcare Power of Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney, use the LEASE REVIEW or HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY SCHEDULE below.

TEXT US: If you have questions about your eligibility, which schedule to use, or after you schedule if you want to be added to our waitlist to get in earlier, text us! We can now text with clients at our main number (614) 247-5853.

PHONE OR VIDEO APPOINTMENTS: There are more appointments available under the phone or video appointment option for a schedule, so choose this option for earliest available. If you chose Video, you will be texted the video link before your appointment.

PERSONNEL: If asked to choose personnel, please choose NO PREFERENCE.

SCHEDULE DESCRIPTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS:

NOTE - LEASE REVIEW and HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY USE THE SAME SCHEDULE:

HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND WILLS: Use this schedule if you want SLS to draft a healthcare power of attorney, financial power of attorney, living will, and/or simple will for you. Before we can proceed with your appointment, you MUST WATCH the 12 minute video found at https://studentlegal.osu.edu/videos. At your appointment, you will discuss your options and next steps with your attorney.

LEASE REVIEWS: A lease review is an appointment to review a lease for off-campus housing you are preparing to move to and you want to know what your rights and responsibilities are for that lease agreement. Lease reviews are NOT for your current off-campus housing. Lease reviews are NOT for trying to terminate your lease, or other issues. If you want advice about your lease that is not a lease review, use the Civil Matters schedule.

Before your lease review appointment, you MUST first WATCH A VIDEO presentation. The video is about 20 minutes long. You can find that video at https://studentlegal.osu.edu/videos. If you are trying to schedule a lease review and do not see an available slot for before you need to sign, text our office to inquire about cancellations and being put on a wait list.

OTHER OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING ISSUES: If you have an issue with your current off-campus housing or something other than a lease review for your next year lease, please use the CIVIL schedule.

CRIMINAL and TRAFFIC: Use this schedule if you have been charged with, or received a citation for, a criminal misdemeanor or traffic offense, would like an expungement, want to discuss student conduct charges or how a criminal record may affect a background check, or employment, license, or education application. Please do not use this for traffic accidents where you have not received a citation, please use the Civil Matter schedule for those issues.
CIVIL MATTERS: Do NOT use this schedule for 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 lease reviews. We will cancel those appointments. Use this schedule for current off-campus housing issues, consumer, domestic, employment, identity theft, document drafting, contracts, debt or credit, vehicle property damage, repairs, buying, or selling.

IMMIGRATION: Use this for immigration and naturalization matters.

VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: If you have experienced violence, including sexual violence, intimate partner or domestic, stalking or harassment, please use the Criminal and Traffic Matter schedule below and schedule an appointment for the afternoon. This will assist us in assigning you to the attorney who handles these matters. If you do not want to schedule online, please feel free to call our office or email us to schedule.
NOTARY: Use the schedule below to make an IN-PERSON notary appointment. NOTE – do not sign the document before your appointment.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be an Ohio State student to be eligible for services. If you are not an Ohio State student, please do not schedule an appointment, we cannot assist you. Regional campus students are not eligible for services. Before your appointment, SLS will make every effort to verify your eligibility and notify you if we cannot provide services. If you have any questions about your eligibility or the SLS fee, please contact SLS at studentlegal@osu.edu.
CONFIDENTIALITY: Student Legal Services is not a university office or department. Any information provided to SLS will not be disclosed to the university or any other individual or party without your express consent or as expressly required by law. Due to the nature of conducting phone appointments, to ensure you maintain the confidentiality of the conversation, you should find a place to take the call without others around who may hear your side of the conversation. The attorney you speak to on the phone will ensure she or he is calling from a confidential space.

HOW LONG DO APPOINTMENTS LAST FROM START TIME TO END OF APPOINTMENT?

Criminal and Traffic Matter appointments take approximately 20 minutes
Civil Matter and Immigration appointments take approximately 45 minutes to ONE hour
Lease reviews and Healthcare Power of Attorney are approximately 20 – 30 minutes
Notary appointments take approximately 15 - 30 minutes
CIVIL MATTERS
Use schedule for current off-campus housing issues, future off-campus issues such as termination and subleasing, wills and power of attorney, vehicles (insurance, repair, sales, purchases), consumer, credit, debt, dissolutions, and other civil matters.
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CRIMINAL TRAFFIC
If charged by police with crime or issued a citation, or you want to expunge record. Auto accident-insurance claims, use CIVIL MATTERS schedule if you were NOT charged by police. If no appointment available before your court date, please CALL our office.
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IMMIGRATION
Use this schedule for immigration and naturalization matters.
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LEASE REVIEW or HEALTHCARE POA
Use for LEASE REVIEW for FUTURE housing OR for HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY / WILLS. You must watch the pre-appointment video for at studentlegal.osu.edu/videos BEFORE your appointment. You will receive more info via email about next steps.
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NOTARY
Choose this schedule if you need a document(s) notarized. NOTE: do not sign document before coming in. NOTE: we cannot notarize exemptions for the COVID vaccine in our office. If you require a notary for this, please email us for a notary referral.
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SIGNINGS - ONLY use if instructed
ONLY USE if you are a CURRENT CLIENT and were INSTRUCTED by a SLS staff member to schedule signing your documents.
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Fee Confirmation Policy
Please note that in order to receive legal services, you must be eligible for SLS services. Before your appointment, SLS will make every effort to verify your eligibility and notify you if we cannot provide services. If you have any questions about your eligibility or the SLS fee, please contact SLS at studentlegal@osu.edu or (614) 247-5853.
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NO SHOW POLICY: SLS is concerned about ensuring access to attorneys for all eligible students. Once an appointment is confirmed, an SLS attorney will necessarily block out that time and prohibit other matters from being scheduled. A failure to cancel an appointment in advance or a failure to appear will negatively impact the effectiveness of the service for other students and the attorney. Accordingly, SLS has a No-Show policy to discourage these missed opportunities. If a student either:
1. Fails to cancel a scheduled appointment by providing advance notice of at least 10 minutes; or
2. Arrives for a scheduled appointment more than 10 minutes late; or
3. Fails to appear for a scheduled appointment altogether;
then that student will be considered a No-Show for that appointment. Any student accumulating more than 3 No-Show appointments may forfeit further eligibility for services from SLS during that participation year.