The OLA provides legal counsel to Georgia State University (including all of its Units and Departments) and its cooperative organizations (i.e., Research Foundation, Foundation, Athletic Association, and Alumni Association).  The OLA advises these entities’ administrators, faculty, and staff, in their official capacities, on various issues impacting the University.
The OLA provides a full range of legal services to the University community.  OLA attorneys provide counsel on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, labor and employment, intellectual property, corporate law, research, compliance, litigation, governance and ethics, real estate, athletics, and student and faculty issues.
No.  The OLA does not provide legal advice or representation to individual University employees on their personal matters or with matters that may conflict against the University’s interest.  If you are interested in finding an attorney to represent you in a personal matter, please consult the “Finding a Personal Attorney” section under the LEGAL SERVICES heading of the OLA website for helpful resources.
Yes.  The OLA has a notary public on staff.  If you are a member of the faculty, staff, or student body of the University and have a document that needs to be notarized, please bring the unsigned document and valid photo identification to the OLA.  If all requirements for notarization are met, a notary will have you sign the document in front of him/her, and the notary will sign and stamp the document as required. No appointment is necessary, but please call ahead to be sure the notary is available.
The OLA operates between 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Monday – Friday and is located in 100 Auburn Ave, NE, Suite 315. The OLA can be reached by phone at (404) 413-0500 or by fax at (404) 413-0518.  Mail may be sent to the Georgia State University Office of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 3987, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3987.