Free Legal Clinic For CSI Students


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Legal services are a scary thought for anyone especially for college students already worrying about expenses.

However, students at the college of southern Idaho can receive free services.

Behind closed doors, Christina Mcfarling meets with a Magic Valley attorney to discuss personal legal issues something that can cost hundreds of dollars.

"I like the idea that it's free, if I wanted to talk to a lawyer it would be a lot of money to see the lawyer” said Christina Mcfarling, seeking legal advice.

CSI offers a free legal clinic for all students to help them get questions answered.

"We have two volunteer attorneys at each session and we try to address questions in terms of what their legal rights are and try to get them other resources that might help them,” said Attorney Laired Stone.

Students shouldn't be afraid to ask questions, local attorneys make the entire process confidential."

"We have questions dealing with wrongful termination, disputes with landlords, and credit issue. We get a whole variety” said Stone.

More than 14-volunteers are taking part in the clinic, a service Mcfarling says is easily accessible and stress-free.

"I've looked on the internet to try to get help before and I found out we had this program going on and I learned a lot."

Learning and helping college students muddle through the law.

The clinic is available to students on specific days during the spring semester. For more information, call (208) 732-6221

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