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Who does the Office of the General Counsel represent?
The OGC provides legal advice and representation to DePaul University. DePaul is one legal entity, and OGC attorneys advise the trustees, officers, faculty, and staff, all in their official capacities, on legal issues impacting the University.
May our department or office hire an outside lawyer?
For legal advice to the University related to your department or office’s work at DePaul, only the Vice President and General Counsel may retain outside counsel. If you believe your department or office requires legal advice, please contact the OGC.
Will DePaul provide me with legal representation if a lawsuit is filed against me?
If an employee is named as a defendant in a lawsuit and the lawsuit relates to DePaul University, the employee should notify the Office of General Counsel immediately. If it is determined that the employee was working within his or her scope of employment, and in compliance with applicable laws and university policy, legal representation will likely be provided.