Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to Youngstown State University.  This website is designed to assist the Youngstown State University community in gathering certain types of legal information.  This site will provide a variety of resources, including contract management, affiliation or clinical form agreements, ethics information, public records requests and records retention schedule.  The Office is responsible for providing legal advice and consultation on legal issues involving the University to the University community.

The Office of the General Counsel does not provide legal advice or representation to students or individual members of the University community on matters against the University or with other personal matters. 

Attorney-Client Privilege

Communications with lawyers in the Office of the General Counsel are protected by the attorney-client privilege if the communications are made for the purpose of seeking legal advice on behalf of the University.  Such communications may be revealed only to other University officials on a need-to-know basis.  Communications with lawyers on personal legal matters or on non-legal matters are not privileged or confidential.  If you are not sure whether your matter is University-related or personal, please check with us before sending us any communications that you wish to remain confidential.

Although email communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege to the same extent as communications made by other means, email is not completely secure.  We therefore encourage you to exercise appropriate discretion in using email to communicate about sensitive matters.

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