Legal ServicesCan I access the legal services that the Office of the General Counsel provides?
The administration at each campus needs to be informed about the potential legal concerns on its campus, prior to the engagement of legal counsel. Therefore, members of the campus community may contact the office of the general counsel, but should first confirm that they have the authority to do so, in accordance with the applicable rules at their campus. (For example, a campus may require an employee to first notify the vice chancellor for business & finance or the vice chancellor for academic affairs, prior to contacting the university’s attorneys.) In emergencies where life, property or other university interests are at immediate risk, employees should contact university legal counsel with or without formal authority. Even then, it is important to notify campus administrators that you have contacted the office of the general counsel due to an emergency.