Last Updated September 11, 2020
Following University guidance, Student Legal Services staff will continue to work remotely until further notice. Legal consultations will continue to be held via Zoom.
Starting August 17, 2020, Student Legal Services staff will be available at the IMU for notary appointments only. Notary appointments will be scheduled on Wednesday afternoons. There will be no walk-in or same-day appointments. Faculty and staff may also schedule notary appointments.
SLS is still taking appointments! If you’d like to set up an appointment to speak with an SLS lawyer, please fill out the appointment request form on our website https://buff.ly/2QHrrQs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (319) 335-3276 and we will reply as soon as is possible.
Unfortunately we aren’t able to notarize virtually. It requires software we don’t have access to at this time.
Here is a link you can use to find notaries in your area who are able to do remote online notarization:
Representation in Court
Student Legal Services will continue to provide high-quality legal representation to eligible University of Iowa students in Johnson County courts.
If you are currently represented by Student Legal Services and have questions about your court date, please email email@example.com or call our office at (319) 335-3276.
If you are not currently represented by our office and have an upcoming court date, please schedule an appointment online or by calling our office.
Campus Coronavirus Updates: https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/
COVID-19 & Employment
Updated August 10, 2020
Information from Iowa Workforce Development
The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) additional $600 payment per week ended in Iowa on July 25th. On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order authorizing additional payments for some individuals receiving unemployment benefits. Iowa Workforce Development needs additional guidance from the Department of Labor before this benefit can be developed and implemented. Please do not contact customer service regarding whether you are eligible for the benefits or when it may be paid.
COVID-19 & Renting
Last Updated August 10, 2020
State and Federal Eviction Moratoria
The State of Iowa eviction moratorium started on March 20, 2020, and ended on May 27, 2020. Notices which were prohibited during the moratorium are not valid and cannot be used as a basis for an eviction even after the end of the moratorium. You may have other defenses to eviction as well.
The Federal CARES Act eviction moratorium was in place from March 27, 2020 through July 25, 2020. This moratorium only protect people in certain federally backed properties.