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General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice to the University of North Georgia, its units, affiliated entities, and to it's employees while acting in the scope and course of their employment. Our mission is to be a valued, collaborative contributor in developing creative solutions for new ideas or in response to challenges or barriers, and to be recognized and utilized by those we serve as valued colleagues in formulating, evaluating, and dispensing sound situational judgment and preventative legal and risk advice. Our office serves as the liaison between the institution and the USG Legal Affairs, as well as the Attorney General's Office.
Any summons, subpoenas or other documents appearing to relate to a court action should be immediately referred to the Office of General Counsel. Similarly, you can contact our office with requests for legal assistance. If you need assistance with a contract, please visit the Contract Review page.
Please do not contact these offices about legal questions without consulting the Office of General Counsel first.

If You Have a Legal Issue...

The Office of General Counsel cannot provide advice on matters which do not concern the University of North Georgia's official business.

If you are faculty or staff and need legal services for yourself, you should contact a private attorney. If you are unable to pay for legal services, you may be eligible for assistance through the Georgia Legal Services Program or

If a legal issue arises as part of your job at the University of North Georgia, please contact the Office of General Counsel at 706-867-4574 or send your legal inquiries to

Our office serves as the liaison between the institution and the system-level legal staff, as well as the Georgia Attorney General’s office. Please contact the Office of General Counsel before contacting USG Legal Affairs or the Office of the Attorney General.

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