SBI Legal Assistance offers free legal consultations to all current UB students by a licensed New York State attorney. The attorneys are present at the SBI Legal Assistance office Monday through Friday from noon to 5pm to offer advice, direction, and assistance regarding any legal matters.
SBI Legal Assistance offers free consultations regarding UB disciplinary policy and procedure through the Student Defender Program. All UB students charged with violations of the UB Student Code of Conduct or Campus Living Community Standards Program are permitted to have an advisor of their choice. A trained roster of UB Law School students, known as Student Defenders, act as student advocates and advisors free of charge.
SBI Legal Assistance offers free notarization services. Each attorney is a Notary Public and can assist UB students with the notarization of documents.
SBI Legal Assistance was developed from a pilot program of a student-run Legal Aid Clinic. This pilot program was a loosely organized legal aid clinic that was funded by the Student Association and was staffed by student volunteers. A practicing attorney visited the office for several hours each week advising students and offering direction and suggestions to the direction of the program.
Joshua Lippes, Esq.