The Office of the General Counsel includes six attorneys: the General Counsel, two Senior Associate General Counsels, one Associate General Counsel, and two Assistant General Counsels. The General Counsel reports to the President and the Board of Trustees. As a member of the President's Cabinet, the General Counsel participates in Cabinet deliberations and recommendations to the President on policy issues before the University.
The Office of General Counsel works closely with many offices on campus and is engaged in a variety of legal activities on a daily basis, including:
A faculty or staff member should contact the General Counsel’s office as soon as possible upon receiving any of the following documents:
The General Counsel may give advice only on official University business and may not give advice to employees or students on personal legal matters. Students with personal legal problems should contact the ASOSU Legal Services.
Communications between General Counsel staff and university employees regarding university business are generally attorney-client privileged and confidential. For more details, see the comprehensive policy (PDF).