Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We Are Located at 3500 J Wayne Reitz Union! click link to see building map

Notary Service Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Certain documents such as Real Estate Closings, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, etc. may require an appointment. Please contact our office if you have one of these documents.

UF Students: Free with Gator 1 ID Card.  

Exception: 1 free certified copy of passport and $5 for each additional certified copy. 

Non-UF Students: $5.00 per notary. $10 per certified copy of a passport.




All matters discussed with the attorneys are strictly confidential.   An attorney is sworn to preserve the confidence of a client.   This rule applies equally to those persons working with an attorney.   Every precaution will be taken to preserve the confidentiality of your file and your communications with the attorneys.   Information will not be released to anyone, including the University administration or your family members, without your express written consent.   


DISCLAIMER:  The brochures are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship with this office.  If you are having a possible legal issue, consult with an attorney immediately before taking any action.

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Welcome to Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services is temporarily relocated to Rooms 3131-3134, of the Reitz Union, within the Department of Student Activities and involvement. It is anticipated that we will  be in that location from May 1st - July 31st while our offices in 3500 Reitz Union are renovated.

What is Student Legal Services?

Student Legal Services is a professional legal office that has been providing legal assistance to the students of the University of Florida since 1977.  Funded by Student Government through Activities and Service fees, Student Legal Services is essentially a pre-paid legal service for all eligible UF students.   Student Legal Services is staffed by four licensed attorneys who are available to offer students assistance in understanding and solving their legal problems. 

Request a Presentation by Student Legal Services or our attendance at your next event or for legal assistance for Student Organizations(civil matters, consumer issues, contracts, entity formation, EINs): Have your President select this link to apply for services: Student Organization Application and Presentation Requests 


Student Legal Services provides students a full range of typical legal services, including advice and consultation, drafting of letters and legal documents, conferences and settlement negotiations with adverse parties, legal research, review and interpretation of legal documents, drafting and filing of legal documents, and some representation in court. Notary services are also available.  

Student Legal Services provides in court representation in:

•    Adoption (uncontested, step-parent adoptions)
•    Dissolution of Marriage (uncontested cases, without children or real property)
•    Landlord-Tenant Cases
•    Name Change
•    Sealing or Expunction of Criminal Records

Student Legal Services provides advice and assistance in:

•    Consumer matters such as: defective products and services, warranties, contracts, credit, identify theft
•    Property Damage
•    Insurance
•    Traffic Citations
•    Criminal Traffic
•    Criminal Charges
•    Preparation of Affidavits
•    Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills

Cases that are not covered by Student Legal Services:

•    Admiralty 
•    Bankruptcy
•    Business Activity of Student
•    Immigration and Naturalization
•    Incorporations and Partnerships
•    Income Tax
•    Patent, Trademark, Copyright
•    Personal injury 
•    Real Estate
•    Wills and Trusts


  • For the purposes of eligibility under the SLS Plan, students must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours or enrolled in the remaining courses required to complete degree requirements at the University of Florida and have paid the Activity and Service Fee.  

  • Student organization representatives must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours.  Student organizations must also be registered and in good standing with Student Activities and Involvement. By submitting the Client Intake Form, you are certifying you or your student organization are eligible for this service.

  • UF students who are not currently enrolled in classes are eligible for one semester immediately following the semester in which the student was last enrolled for at least 6 credit hours and paid A&S fees. 



Student Legal Services cannot provide assistance with the following matters:

  •   Claims against or disputes with the State of Florida, the University of Florida, or other University of Florida students are expressly excluded from coverage, even for advice. For issues involving the University of Florida, please contact the University of Florida Ombudsman
  • Disputes between University of Florida students.  For disputes between UF students, please contact the Conflict Resolution Initiative at the Levin College of Law.
  • Student organizations are considered students for the purpose of the student vs. student policy.  Student organizations may not use Student Legal Services for issues involving the University of Florida, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors, the State of Florida, or other entities related to the operation of that student organization such as its national organization, house corporations or realty boards, or governing bodies.

  • Matters the attorney believes to be clearly frivolous, without merit or would otherwise violate the rules regulating the Florida Bar

  • Disputes in which the amount in controversy is under $100.00 or exceeds $15,000.00 

  • Court representation is limited to Alachua County


Student Legal Services attorneys advise students by appointment only.   In case of an emergency or time sensitive matter, we will make every effort to accommodate you as quickly as possible.  Legal advice cannot be given over the telephone or by email.

In order to schedule an appointment, students are required to complete and submit an online Online Application.   Upon receipt of the completed Client Intake Form and verification of your eligibility to receive services, Student Legal Services will contact you to schedule an appoint to consult with an attorney.  

Students are required to bring their Gator 1 card and all paperwork related to the case (i.e. promissory note, receipts, contract, invoices, citations) to their initial consultation.  

If you are unable to attend your appointment you must notify Student Legal Services that you wish to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.   Failure to abide by these rules may result in your ineligibility for assistance in the future.  

You will also be unable to meet with an attorney if you fail to bring in the appropriate documentation to your appointment.  You may forward the documentation in advance to our email: sls@studentlegalservices.ufl.edu  

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