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General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for all legal services of the college. The mission of the office is to provide legal counsel, guidance and policy analysis to the college.

The general counsel serves the college by:

Advising the trustees, the president and members of the senior staff

Providing proactive legal services and responding to specific problems as they arise

Managing legal claims made against the college by securing and managing litigation attorneys and other consultants as needed

Participating in the development of financial and contractual relationships by, for example, negotiating and conceptualizing contractual content

Providing seminars as requested on processes or matters with significant legal implications for the college


The Office of the General Counsel represents the college, not individual students, faculty or staff, except when legal issues arise as a result of actions taken during the course and scope of employment or while acting for the college.

For more information, please contact the Vice President for Finance and Administration at 413-585-2200.



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