Welcome to Saint Joseph’s University’s Office of the General Counsel, the office responsible for overseeing all legal issues affecting the University. We encourage members of the University community to contact us with any legal issues relating to their office or department.
The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for all legal issues affecting the University. The office's responsibilities include: monitoring federal and state legislation to ensure the University is in compliance with its legal obligations; assisting in formulating and implementing institutional strategies to avoid future legal problems; overseeing litigation involving the University; reviewing contracts between the University and outside vendors or agencies; coordinating the response to subpoenas and other requests for information; reviewing proposed policies and procedures; and handling zoning, tax and other issues relating to the University's real estate.
Should you receive any legal document or notice relating to University business (such as subpoena, a complaint, a hearing notice or any document or notice relating to a legal proceeding), please forward the document to our office immediately.
The Office stands ready to assist all members of the University community with any legal issues relating to their office or department.