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Office of General Counsel

Our Vision

To be our client’s first call to collaborate in developing creative solutions in response to challenges or barriers. To be recognized and utilized by those we serve as valued counselors in formulating, evaluating, and dispensing sound situational judgment and preventative legal and risk advice.

Our Mission

We are a dedicated team of legal advisors, counselors and professional staff committed to serving our clients by facilitating creative and collaborative solutions. We offer high-quality advice to assist our clients in their daily decision making and to further the university‚Äôs goals and initiatives. We counsel the university community on legal and risk management matters in a collegial, responsive manner.  Our passion is service; our standard is excellence.

Who We Serve

We provide legal and risk management advice on a wide variety of matters to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, senior officers, other university administrators, and faculty and staff who are acting on behalf of the university. We do not represent or advise faculty, staff or students about personal legal matters. For personal legal advice, employees should consult a private attorney. NC State offers a pre-paid legal plan as an employee benefit. Please contact the NCSU Benefits Office to receive information about this service. The North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association offer many resources, including a Lawyer Referral Service. In addition, eligible individuals may qualify for free legal services with Legal Aid of North Carolina. Students should contact Student Legal Services or seek a private attorney.

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