Legal Representation of Faculty and Staff

 

Policy Summary

The university provides legal representation and indemnification from liability to faculty and staff in certain circumstances in connection with actual or threatened external actions, suits or proceedings arising from authorized activities that fall within the scope of their employment.  This policy provides guidance on legal representation and indemnification from liability for faculty and staff who are engaged in authorized activities. 

Who is Governed by this Policy

  • Staff
  • Faculty

Policy

It is the general policy of the university to provide legal representation and indemnification from liability to faculty and staff in connection with actual or threatened external actions, suits or proceedings, arising from authorized activities that fall within the scope of their university employment. Legal representation and indemnification from liability are subject to the university Bylaws, applicable university policies and procedures, OGC Guidance on Legal Representation, and applicable law.  All court papers and letters from lawyers received by faculty and staff concerning their work at the university must be transmitted promptly to OGC in accordance with its guidance on Subpoenas and other Legal Notices.  

Procedures

Guidance on Legal Representation

Related Information

Subpoenas and Other Legal Notices 

Calls, Visits, and Letter from Attorneys, Law Enforcement Officials, or Regulatory Agency Investigators 

Contacts

Contact Phone Number Email Address
Office of the General Counsel 202-994-6503  [email protected]

 

Responsible University Official: Vice President and General Counsel
Responsible Office: Office of the General Counsel

Last Reviewed: February 10, 2020

 

Non-compliance with this policy can be reported through this website.