Texas Tech Legal Advice

If you are a lawyer or legal aid provider interested in discussing a partnership with law school or a law student in a pro bono case or project, please contact the Director of Pro Bono Projects, Elma Moreno, at probono.law@ttu.edu or (806) 834-8793. Please do not contact this office if you are a potential client seeking legal advice or representation. You can legally stop all harassing phone calls from collection agencies by sending a cease and desist letter by registered mail to the collection agency asking you to stop contacting you. Keep a copy of this letter for future reference. Once the collection agency has received this letter, they must stop contacting you. They can only inform you of the measures that will be taken against you. The information contained on this website is provided for general information purposes only and does NOT constitute legal advice. Students should request verification and clarification of all statements on this website through our office. Minor discrepancies in facts and circumstances can make a huge difference in the legal advice of a particular lawyer. Students who are facing legal issues or want specific advice should make an appointment with a Student Legal Services lawyer or seek help from another licensed lawyer. Students entering Texas Tech Law as new JD students beginning in Fall 2015 must complete at least 30 hours of public service before graduation. At least 15 hours must be performed free of charge, and the remaining 15 hours may be performed free of charge or in non-legal civilian service.

The Civil Practice Clinic does not accept direct requests for mutual legal assistance. You must contact Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas at 806.763.4557 to verify eligibility and make an appointment. If no appointment is available, you will be referred to one of the pro bono clinics sponsored by LANWT in the community. Information on upcoming pro bono clinics will be provided. The clinic provides community-based services by representing low-income clients who would not otherwise have access to legal services. Students are responsible for representing clients with legal problems in a variety of civil matters, including but not limited to family law and housing matters. Where possible, assigned cases reflect the areas of interest to participating students. Contact the police immediately to file a police report. If you do not file a report within 24 hours of the date of the incident, you may not be able to take legal action against the other party. We provide legal advice, advice and limited representation to students currently enrolled at TTU. Our licensed attorneys may advise and/or represent students in various areas of law, including but not limited to: landlord/tenant disputes, expunctions, torts, name changes, essential needs licenses, and low-harm consumer disputes. With the requirement to graduate from public service, students are exposed to their professional and ethical obligation to engage in pro bono legal services and learn the importance and necessity of a lifelong commitment to public service.

Students learn and develop valuable skills in practical contexts, interact with practicing advocates and community members, and give back to the community. In the volunteering process, they also encounter valuable professional contacts and potential references. Texas Tech Law`s mission is to give students the opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience by providing legal services to underserved communities and concerns. Current 3L students are encouraged to be part of Pro Bono Honor Roll, a voluntary program that works with bar groups, legal service providers, law firms, pro bono attorneys, and law schools to assist students: The Civil Practice Clinic conducts a limited number of selected cases in close consultation with and on the recommendation of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. With a small number of cases, students will have the opportunity to thoroughly investigate and prepare the clients` cases assigned to them, and they will be able to make independent judgments in a supervised clinical setting. The evaluation and reflection of strategic decisions made and advocacy skills used promotes the student`s professional development as an effective and ethical legal practitioner. Answers to frequently asked legal questions. Frequently Asked Questions This website contains links to other resources on the Internet. The links are provided as a tool to help our students identify and find Internet resources that may be of interest and are not intended to imply that we sponsor the creators of such websites or that we are affiliated or otherwise affiliated.

Texas Tech Student Legal Services is not responsible for the content or validity of information found on websites linked here. You further acknowledge that nothing on this website is intended for or constitutes legal exercise or advice. Student Legal Services (SLS) is fully open. Please call (806) 742-3289 to make an appointment with a lawyer. Notarial services are also available. You only need an appointment with the notary if you have many documents. Please enter if you only have one or two documents. Texas law requires you or your spouse to live in the state of Texas for six months and in the county where you plan to file for divorce for three months immediately before filing for divorce. A registration fee of approximately $300.00 must be paid at the time of divorce. The only reason or “reason” for a divorce needed today is “intolerability,” or what is commonly referred to as incompatibility. This “no-fault” divorce can be obtained if one of the spouses wishes it, even if the other spouse does not wish it. The old reasons for cruelty, abandonment and adultery, although still in books, are rarely, if ever, used.

The application must be filed at least 60 days before the divorce is concluded. There are no exceptions. After this period, the party who filed for divorce MUST appear in court. Your court appearance will be arranged by your SLS lawyer. SLS represents students in uncontested divorces. An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses have agreed on all the essential terms of the divorce, including, but not limited to, division of property, debts, and custody of children. Credit rating agencies must revisit the issues in question, usually within 30 days, unless they consider your dispute to be frivolous. You must also transmit any relevant data you provide about the dispute to the information provider. After receiving a dispute notification from the credit rating agency, the information provider investigates, verifies all relevant information provided by the credit rating agency and reports the results to the credit rating agency. If the information provider determines that the disputed information is inaccurate, it must notify all national credit rating agencies so that they can correct the information in your file.

No appointment is required unless you have more than 3 documents that need to be notarized. SLS offers notarial services Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyway, if the apartment wasn`t clean when you moved in, it should be clean when you move. If possible, also repair any damage you caused during your rental. Give all the keys to the apartment. This usually happens during the final passage of the apartment and completion of the moving form.

Once these requirements are met, your landlord has 30 days to: The Civil Practice Clinic treats a limited number of selected cases in close consultation with and on the recommendation of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas www.lanwt.org.

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