Our vision is to be a strategic partner to the University; to provide proactive, preventative and substantive legal and ethical advice in a timely manner; and to professionally and personally model the highest standards of the legal profession and the values of the University.
Consistent with the highest standards of the legal profession and expectations of our clients, our mission is to serve as a strategic partner in the development and implementation of University policy, procedures and initiatives; to assure legal and ethical compliance with all relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations; and to provide timely and collaborative legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity. Furthermore, our mission is to assist our clients in identifying and solving legal, ethical and related challenges; to support the programs and priorities of the executive management of the University; and to support and represent the mission of the University, particularly as it relates to the service component of that mission.
The Office of General Counsel is committed to providing independent and professional legal advice and counsel; to conducting the affairs of the OGC in such a manner as to ensure confidence and credibility in both the OGC and the University, and to contributing substantially to the service mission of the University. Furthermore, the OGC is committed to keeping its clients up-to-date on matters pertaining to our representation, seeking the decisions and direction of University officers and administrators, and performing our responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.
Our clients include the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and consistent with the canons of professional ethics, officers and other administrators of UNCG when they are acting on behalf of the University. The OGC does not represent any individuals related to personal legal matters, nor do we represent students or parties external to the University. For personal legal advice, employees should consult a private attorney. UNCG offers assistance for employees through our Employee Assistance program at https://hrs.uncg.edu/EAP/. Please contact the UNCG 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 a private attorney or Legal Aid of North Carolina.