Students now have access to free legal guidance. Potomac State College’s Office of Student Life has teamed up with main campus’ Office of Student Legal Services to bring a new program to the students of PSC.
The new Student Legal Services program will be available to all undergraduate students to provide legal guidance and assistance at no cost. The mission of SLS is to provide counseling, advice, education and representation to assist students in resolving legal issues. This assistance is also offered to student government and student organizations as a whole.
Leases, contracts, landlord/tenant issues, consumer issues, notary services, insurance matters, wills and powers of attorney, debt collection, expungement of criminal records, employment grievances, family law and domestic matters, and general civil matters are some of the types of legal issues SLS will address.
Dean of Student Life, William Letrent, hopes students will take advantage of the SLS this fall semester. “If students do not use this service we will have to question continuing the program into next semester,” said Letrent, “this is something I believe could be very helpful to PSC’s students.”
The SLS began on Sept. 12 and will continue throughout the remaining of the fall semester. SLS will meet personally with students every second Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Administration Building, room 105. All meetings are completely confidential. Students should schedule in advance with PSC’s Office of Student Life for an appointment by calling 304-788-6842 or by stopping in Administration Building, room 104, during regular office hours 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.