The GSO offers a legal clinic for graduate students in need of legal information.
In 2017, the Graduate Student’s Organization is taking a proactive effort to highlight and promote a student service program called the Legal Clinic. The Legal Clinic addresses potential legal issues that may arise in the day-to-day lives of graduate students.
The Graduate Student’s Organization has partnered with Attorney Phil Solages to meet the needs of the graduate school community. Attorney Solages is a former prosecutor with over sixteen years of legal experience. Further, Attorney Solages has proudly served the Stony Brook University community for over a decade.
By making an appointment with the Graduate Student’s Organization, students will have the opportunity to meet directly with Attorney Solages. All consultations are confidential and occur in a private setting on campus. Generally, consultations are by appointment only. However, walk-ins are accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
The Legal Clinic assists graduate students by providing advice regarding their legal problems and issues. The Legal Clinic provides free legal consultations to graduate students only. The Legal Clinic provides advice in the following areas:
▪ Landlord/tenant issues
▪ Immigration issues
▪ Traffic Tickets
▪ Driving While Intoxicated
▪ Divorce and family law issues
▪ Criminal record remedies
▪ Housing and Employment rights
▪ Occupational licensing
Below you will find the proposed dates for legal clinic for the Spring 2017 Semester. No appointment is necessary. It is a first come, first served basis. All dates are on Wednesday and all sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:30pm:
1) February 8, 2017;
2) March 1, 2017,
3) March 22, 2017,
4) April 12, 2017,
5) May 3, 2017,
6) May 24, 2017