Legal Services

For more than twenty years, members of the university community with legal problems or queries have had access to free legal help and referral. Legal Services has an attorney on staff and although he cannot represent students in court, he can provide guidance on nearly any legal problem.

The Director of Legal Services may not give legal advice. Only the licensed attorney may give legal advice. ASUN Legal Services is limited to activities of an informational nature only, and any request exceeding this limitation will be referred to appropriate legal counsel.

In most cases, the results of this process are a better understanding of the legal problem, some preliminary legal advice, and a referral to a local attorney who handles cases in the necessary legal area. Whenever possible, referrals are made to attorneys who have agreed to offer reduced and/or waived fees to Nevada students who are referred by ASUN Legal Services.

Office of Student Advocacy

The Office of Student Advocacy was established to facilitate open and honest communication between students and the University by providing free and confidential peer support, advice and assistance to individuals involved in disputes with the University of Nevada, Reno.

ASUN Legal Services is a strictly confidential service, and under no circumstance will your name or the nature of your case be released.

For more information on any of the services, please contact ASUN Legal Services Director at legal@asun.unr.edu, ASUN Legal Services Assistant Director at legal2@asun.unr.edu or Student Advocate at advocate@asun.unr.edu. You may also call (775) 784-6132.

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APPOINTMENTS

Legal Services holds office hours between 8:30 am and 5 pm. Please call ahead or email the office to schedule an appointment as the employees are sometimes in class or meetings throughout the day. We are located in the 3rd floor of Joe Crowley Student Union.

Before meeting with Legal Services, you must fill out the Legal Services Request form.

Dayan Vaquero – Director of Legal Services

legal@asun.unr.edu

Shannon Watson- Assistant Director of Legal Services

legal2@asun.unr.edu

Shayan Ghafary Student Advocate

advocate@asun.unr.edu

LOCATION

We are located in the 3rd floor of Joe Crowley Student Union.