The Office of General Counsel are the chief legal officers of the University. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for the coordination and management of all legal issues affecting the University. The Office advises the Board of Trustees, the President, and the University’s academic and administrative units regarding a wide range of issues, including contracts, regulatory compliance, employment law, intellectual property, and student conduct and governance. The goal of the Office of General Counsel is to provide quality legal services promptly and effectively, and to assist in minimizing legal risks and costs efficiently, reliably, and professionally while supporting the University’s mission.
The Office of General Counsel provides advice on a wide range of issues in a timely, professional, practical and ethical manner. Our goal is to assist our clients with developing sound legal approaches to address actual legal problems and anticipate potential problems. We inform our clients with knowledge of the law to enhance sound independent decision-making. The Office of General Counsel also is responsible for hiring and supervising all persons and firms who render legal advice to the institution, including outside counsel. We accomplish our mission through a highly dedicated staff committed to excellence in every aspect of its service to Lincoln Memorial University.