Funded by Student Government, the mission of the Student Legal Services Office at Iowa State University is to provide professional, confidential legal advice and support to college students, free of charge, when no conflict of interest with the university exists. Our office is committed to assisting students in addressing their legal concerns, ensuring their access to legal resources, and promoting their academic and personal success. When appropriate, we facilitate referrals to community legal services to further support our students. Our dedication aligns with the mission of the University and Division of Student Affairs, emphasizing the importance of serving all students and contributing to their overall success throughout their college experience.

Student Legal Services has served thousands of ISU students for over thirty years. It is most rewarding when some of them, years later, let us know their appreciation of the help they received from us.

Paul Johnson, Student Legal Services Co-Director

About Story County Courts

Story County is unique in that courts are located in both Ames and the county seat city of Nevada, located 11 miles east of Ames. Some cases are conducted entirely in Ames or Nevada. Because proceedings in an ongoing case may be held in different court locations, it is important that you ascertain the time and place where you must appear.

For more information, visit Story County's website or contact:
Contact Story County Courts
Clerk of Court Ames 515 Clark Street Ames, IA 50014 515-239-5140
Clerk of Court Nevada 1315 South B Avenue Nevada, IA 50201 515-382-7410

Note:  Public transportation to/from Nevada is extremely limited. See HIRTA's website for more information.