Legal support through UW CareLink

Last updated: March 18, 2023

Legal support through UW CareLink 

It can be hard to know where to start when you need legal advice. Call UW CareLink — they will talk with you about your situation and schedule a phone appointment for you with one of their in-house attorneys. Examples of legal areas covered include: 

  • Family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support and adoption 
  • Real estate and foreclosure questions 
  • Wills and trusts 
  • Landlord/tenant issues, including eviction and lease questions 
  • Bankruptcy and credit issues 
  • Immigration concerns 
  • General legal advice 

What to expect when you call UW CareLink about legal support 

When you call to arrange legal advice or representation through UW CareLink, you can expect your guidance counselor to be patient, attentive, professional and kind. They should actively try to connect you with an attorney that meets your needs and criteria: 

  • You can access this service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, although your 30-minute consultation will generally be scheduled during normal business hours.   
  • You can request an attorney based on your preferences for gender, language(s) spoken, ethnicity or other factors.  
  • If you need immediate help, you will be connected to an attorney directly.  
  • If you need representation for a more in-depth legal matter, you can request to be referred to a local attorney . If you select an attorney from the UW CareLink attorney network, you will receive a 30-minute consultation at no cost to you; if you continue to work with the attorney after the advising session, you’ll get a 25 percent fee reduction. 

Note that during your phone consultation, attorneys are not able to draw documents for you.