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Student Legal Services

Legal Services Office
Kansas State University
201 Holton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5307 fax

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to see the attorney?


How long will it take to get an appointment?

Every effort is made to schedule appointments within 24 hours.

Are there certain cases which the attorney can not handle?

  • Fee generating cases;
  • Cases against Kansas State University or its’ affiliated organizations;
  • Student versus student cases, except in the case of uncontested divorces when one student waives the right to representation by Legal Services;
  • Securities cases;
  • Copyright and patent cases;
  • Bankruptcy cases;
  • Real Estate transactions, probate, or entrepreneurial problems;
  • Felonies;
  • Contested divorces or decree modifications; including child custody, support, and/or visitation;
  • Cases which can be brought in Small Claims Court;
  • Cases requiring travel outside Manhattan; and
  • Defense of misdemeanors occurring on the Kansas State University campus or misdemeanors of which the University is a victim or to which University employees are witnesses.

What kind of cases can the attorney litigate?

  • Landlord and Tenant;
  • Consumer problems, such as sales and service contracts;
  • Small Claims Court appeals or removals;
  • Misdemeanors when a jail sentence is unlikely; and
  • Uncontested divorces if neither party has children or real estate.
  • Other factors, such as time and schedule constraints, ethical consideration, the merits of the case, and the practicalities must be considered by the attorney before a case is accepted for litigation.

Will the attorney be able to give advice about an issue that she could not be able to take to court?

Yes. The attorney is willing to discuss many kinds of legal issues with students, including immigration questions, Powers of Attorney, out of town criminal matters, etc..., even though she can NOT personally represent you. If necessary, the attorney may refer you to someone who can help with your specific problem or question.

What should I do to prepare for my appointment with the attorney?

You should bring all pertinent documents (lease, traffic ticket, criminal complaint, etc.) for the attorney to review. Also, be prepared to provide as many facts as possible (names, dates, times, etc...)

Is the information I discuss with the attorney protected by the attorney/client privilege?