May I retain outside legal counsel for a Georgia State University business matter?

No. For legal advice related to official University business, the OLA – in consultation with other appropriate offices as necessary – is the only office authorized at the University to retain outside legal counsel. If you have a matter you believe warrants legal representation, please contact the OLA for further information.

What do I do if I have received an Open Records Act request, subpoena, letter from an attorney, request to appear in court, lawsuit, or other legal document?

Because of the time-sensitive nature of these documents, and the possibility of sanctions if the University fails to respond to such requests, if you receive any of the above types of documents, forward the document to the OLA immediately along with your contact information.