Areas of Law Covered

This list is not exclusive. If you have questions about coverage, please contact SLS at (614) 247-5853 or If we cannot assist you, we will do our best to help you find a referral.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

  • Defense of eviction action
  • Security deposit disputes
  • Lease reviews
  • Obtaining necessary repairs / Condition of property
  • Breach of contract

Criminal Misdemeanors

  • Defense of underage alcohol possession/Consumption/False ID/Open container
  • Shoplifting
  • Driving under suspension/Without valid license
  • Receiving stolen property/Unauthorized use of property
  • Drug possession/Paraphernalia
  • Criminal mischief/Damaging/Trespass/Littering
  • Assault/Menacing/Telephone harassment
  • Disorderly conduct/Failure to disperse
  • Sealing of criminal records

Consumer Transactions

  • Credit report / credit card disputes 
  • Breach of warranty violations
  • Defective products
  • Negotiation with debt collectors
  • Recovery of unlawfully held property

Traffic Offenses

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Speeding
  • Red light violations
  • Stop sign violations

Uncontested Domestic Matters

  • Paternity dispute resolution (brief advice / referral)
  • Name changes
  • Dissolution
  • Civil protection orders
  • Civil stalking protection orders

Simple Document Drafting

  • Basic wills
  • Living wills
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Settlement agreements
  • Roommate agreements
  • Simple leases/Sub-leases
  • Simple sales contracts
  • Simple installment contracts
  • Simple promissory notes

Miscellaneous Matters

  • Review of consumer and employment contracts/Non-compete clauses
  • Victims of crime reparations
  • Notary services


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Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services, Inc.
South Campus Gateway
20 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 247-5853

Appointments will be scheduled during regular office hours, 9:00 a.m.– noon, and 1–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. Click on make an appointment link above or call us to schedule an appointment.  Please call our office if you have a pending court date and do not see an available appointment before that date.