A student who seeks counseling or representation from Student Legal Services has certain obligations as a client, which include:
APPOINTMENT OBLIGATION POLICY
Student Legal Services is committed to providing high quality legal services to students. To accomplish that goal, Student Legal Services must have access to all relevant information concerning a client’s case. This requires our clients to collect as much information available to them about their case and submit it to Student Legal Services. Failure to timely provide this information impedes our attorneys’ ability to adequately prepare for appointments, causes delays in verifying a client’s eligibility, and critically impedes Student Legal Services from providing services to other students.
To that end, Student Legal Services has adopted an Appointment Obligation Policy which provides for an automatic cancellation of a client’s appointment if the requested information is not provided to Student Legal Services in a timely manner. The time required to submit the information is as follows:
Dress as though you were going to an important job interview. Shorts, bare feet, tank tops, sandals, hats and other very casual clothing are not acceptable. You may be removed from the courtroom if you violate the court's dress code.
Do not take your cell phone into the courtroom.
Always arrive to court at least twenty minutes early in order to allow for things such as traffic or parking problems, court security screening, and time for you to meet with your attorney.
At all times, you should retain a composed and attentive posture whether you are an audience member, a witness, a criminal defendant, or a civil plaintiff or defendant.