1. 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 must have paid the Activity and Service Fee. Students remain eligible for limited services one semester immediately following their last semester of eligibility.
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.
2. Student organizations must 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. Student organizations are eligible for services through an appropriate representative.
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.
3. Your case may be rejected or closed by any staff attorney when the attorney feels such rejection is required by the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar or by the SLS Rules and Procedures. For example, such rejection or closure may be based upon the attorney’s determination that your case involves a conflict of interest or is without merit, frivolous, or for the sake of harassment; you are failing to cooperate, communicate or respond; you are not fully disclosing the relevant facts; or the matter is outside the scope of the SLS Plan.
4. Legal advice and representation is provided at no charge for attorney’s fees to eligible students or student organizations. You are responsible for all court costs, expenses, bail bonds, fines, penalties or judgments in your case.
5. Effective legal advice and representation can only be given with your full and truthful cooperation. All information disclosed will be held in strict confidence. You must inform your attorney of all relevant facts and keep your attorney updated as to any material change in your case.
6. You must notify this office immediately of any change of address, email or phone number. If you fail to respond within a reasonable time to any written communication from this office, your attorney may close your file and withdraw from representation without further notice.
7. The attorney will provide the best legal opinion based on the attorney’s experience and training. Please realize that every legal matter involves different variables and complexities. Additionally, each client’s situation is unique and the advice given will attempt to address their specific needs. Student Legal Services cannot guarantee a favorable result in any legal matter.
8. There are additional limitations upon the services provided. They are explained in the official program, which is available upon request.
9. SLS and its attorneys cannot provide any guarantee about the outcome of any matter and any resulting or potential litigation. Additionally, the legal process does not always move quickly and that certain matters may take a long time to resolve.