Attorney/Client Privilege - The attorney-client privilege encourages openness and honesty between College attorneys
and employees seeking legal advice concerning College legal matters. The privilege
protects the confidentiality of communications for the purposes of requesting or receiving
Communications must be kept confidential for the attorney-client privilege to apply.
Communications with College attorneys should never be discussed with anyone outside
the College, including family members or friends; within the College, they should
be discussed only with persons who have responsibility or a business need to know.
Subpoenas- Subpoenas for information/documents/records including, without limitation, requests
for information about College employees or students, should be forwarded immediately
to this office for handling. If you receive a subpoena for an appearance in court
regarding a College matter, please contact our office.
Service of a Legal Action Involving the College - Any employee who is served with a lawsuit involving the College should contact our
Contact by Outside Counsel - Any employee who is contacted directly by an outside law firm representative or outside
attorney regarding a College matter should contact our office immediately. Employees
are not obligated to speak with such individuals and should refer the individual to
Contact by Government Agency - Any employee who is contacted by a purported government agent seeking information
about the College should contact our office immediately for verification of the person’s
identity before releasing any information.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests – Any requests for College information/documents/records from outside entities or individuals
should be forwarded to the FOIA Coordinator immediately.
Contract/Agreement Review - Any contracts or agreements requiring legal review should first be submitted to the
Purchasing Department using the Contract Routing Form.
Use of Outside Counsel - Only the General Counsel may hire or retain an attorney for any College purpose.
Departments or offices that wish to hire an attorney must contact the General Counsel
prior to any work being performed.
DISCLAIMER: The material presented here is for informational purposes only and is
not to be considered legal advice.