The Office of Legal Affairs is the University of Georgia's in-house legal counsel. Attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs provide legal advice and counseling to the University through its administrators, faculty, and staff in the course of their duties on behalf of the University. The Office of Legal Affairs does not provide legal advice to administrators, faculty, staff, or students in their individual capacities.
In addition to providing legal counseling to the University, other areas of responsibility for the Office of Legal Affairs include policy interpretation and advice, administration of the University's grievance and dispute resolution procedures, contract review, and -- in conjunction with the Attorney General -- management of actual or threatened litigation in which the University is involved. The Office of Legal Affairs is also available to provide training and informative programs on legal issues applicable to units of the University.
The Office of Legal Affairs consists of seven attorneys and three administrative staff. Every unit and college of the University has a designated attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs, while each attorney also has specific areas of subject matter expertise. Representatives of the Office of Legal Affairs can be contacted by calling 706-542-0006. We are located in the historic Lustrat House on North Campus. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.