Our Services

Practice Areas

  • Notarizations (free)
    • We provide notary services during summer hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am - 1 pm. Notary services are only available for current students at the University.
  • Landlord-Tenant
    • Lease review before signing 
    • Disputes with Landlord
    • Evictions
    • Repair and maintenance issues
    • Security Deposits 
    • Sublease drafting
  • Criminal & Traffic
    • Minor criminal felonies and misdemeanors
    • Traffic misdemeanors like reckless driving and DUI
  • Expungement of criminal charges 
  • Consumer
    • Contracts 
    • Car accidents 
  • Personal & Family Changes
    • Name change
    • Gender Correction
  • Employment wages


For the following matters, we provide only consultations and referrals and no other services:

  • Personal Injury 
  • Worker's compensation
  • Personal Property Tax

For students representing themselves in civil matters (like in small claims court), we can assist with court document preparation.

Please Note

SLS cannot represent or advise on the following: 

1) Issues against another student, the University of Virginia, or the Commonwealth of Virginia (this does not include criminal matters, which are not considered to be against UVA or the Commonwealth because neither are the defendant in criminal matters);

2) UVA policies or procedures;

3) UJC, Honor Council, or Dean of Students inquiries;

4) Matters outside of the state of Virginia.


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Cases We Cannot Assist With

  • Divorce or Separation from spouse
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates
  • Civil Tax (other than personal property tax)
  • Student Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate
  • Copyright, Patent, or Trademark
  • Honor or UJC related issues
  • Immigration or student visas, but the following law offices may provide help instead: 


Fee Schedule

Starting July 1, 2024, SLS will be waiving all representations fees for students who have paid the student-activities fee. Students enrolled in SCPS (School of Continuing & Professional Studies) must pay a $50 for both a consultation and any resulting legal representation. See to the right for court filing fee information.

Common Court Filing Fees

Below is a list of common court fees in the Charlottesville and Albemarle courts. These numbers may vary depending on which court you file in. 

Expungement $82 per charge + $12 service of process per charge
Warrant in Debt (GDC) $60-63 (depending on court)
Tenant's Assertion (GDC) $60-63 (depending on court)
Name Change  $37