Legal advice at students’ convenience
Legal Advice at Students’ Convenience
Jan Roberts, Staff Attorney for
Student Legal Services, has been
offering her services to students since
1996. She has been working in law for
many years and can teach students
their rights and offer legal advice for
a small fee.
Roberts has been living in Stevens
Point since 1991 and has her own
private practice in town.
“I handle a variety of things.
Two thirds of what I do is act as a
guardian ad litem for children in
custody cases,” Roberts said. “I also
do mediation, draft wills, civil, legaland criminal work.”
Her want to help students started before she became a lawyer.“I was
before I went to law school,”
“I also was an
professor at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison Law School.”
She has worked with people that
may not always be able to afford the costs of a lawyer.“I spent my entire legal career
helping people who are not wealthy,”
Roberts said. “Most students that goto school here
live on a budget
and can’t afford
to fork out a
dollars to talk to
she feels like an
source, mentioning that she is rarely able to
fill her available time slots.
“I can offer advice for a variety of
legal problems but most of the onesthat come to me are landlord issues,”
Roberts said. “Many students don’t
understand what their rights are.”
Her only restriction is that she cannot
defend against the university.
The services provided by Roberts
are available because the Student
Government Association started
this alliance. Students can set up an
appointment with Roberts online. A
small fee of $5 is needed for the
appointment and helps ensure the
student takes it seriously.
If an appointment time does not
work for you feel free to email her at
“I am willing to see anyone that
wants to meet with me,” Roberts said.