Retention of Counsel

The Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel (OGC) is the legal counsel for the university and all related entities. Rutgers staff, faculty, and students may not employ outside attorneys to represent or provide legal services to any of these entities. The decision to retain outside counsel resides with the OGC. In addition, only the OGC has the authority to enter into contracts for professional services with law firms.

The OGC is not allowed to provide personal legal advice to employees or students and may not arrange personal representation for employees or students.

Does the Office of General Counsel provide personal legal advice or recommend attorneys?

No. The OGC provides legal advice and representation related to university business only and does not provide personal legal advice and representation. The OGC does not recommend attorneys to provide personal legal advice to employees or students.

University faculty, students, and staff or members of the general public needing personal legal assistance may contact the Middlesex County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 732-828-0053 Extension 121 for possible referrals to attorneys.  In addition, the New Jersey State Bar Association provides links to other New Jersey county bar associations that provide lawyer referral services

Students may contact Student Legal Services at 848-932-4LAW (4529). To read more about Student Legal Services, please visit their site.