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What We Do

What can AFS do for me?
The Attorney for Students (AFS) offers FREE legal counseling services to all currently enrolled Texas State University students.  In addition to individual consultations, the attorneys are available to provide group presentations on a wide  variety of legal topics.  AFS does not provide in-court representation and cannot make court appearances on behalf of students.

Who is eligible to get help?
All currently-enrolled Texas State University students are eligible.

Does AFS charge for services?
NO! consultations and presentations are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to students—made possible by your student service fees.

Are services confidential?
YES. The attorney client privilege applies to all personal communications between students and AFS.  Your privacy will be respected and maintained at all times.  In person appointments are required for initial consultations.

 

How do I get help from AFS?
Call or e-mail the office to schedule an appointment with an attorney.  Your phone call or e-mail will be held in confidence.  Tell the office what type of legal question you have so that you can be matched with the appropriate attorney.  It is not necessary to provide details but you must notify the office if your question relates to criminal law, family law, apartment renting, etc.

How do I contact AFS?

  • Call 512.245.2370
  • Email: legalhelp@txstate.edu
  • Stop by to schedule an appointment at the LBJ Student Center, 5-1.5

What should I bring along?
Bring any documents related to your legal issue, such as:

  • copies of apartment leases;
  • traffic tickets;
  • arrest documents;
  • letters from creditors;
  • credit reports; and
  • employment contracts.