Office of legal affairs
Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the University of California Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Legal Affairs assists the UCSF community to accomplish its goals in a manner consistent with both law and University policy. As an integral part of the campus community, the Office supports and facilitates the campus' educational, patient care, research and community service activities by providing legal services in a proactive and responsive manner.
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We are clear regarding the scope of legal services we provide and deliver proactive assistance and responsive advice in a timely manner. We are valued and respected advisors in providing legal advice, consultation, and assistance. We do so in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards applicable to the legal profession.
Values that have been identified by the Office of Legal Affairs as crucial in supporting our mission are:
Clarity of Role Discretion Ethics Excellence Integrity Personalism Professionalism Timeliness
The goal of the UCSF Office of Legal Affairs website is to build a library of self-help resources for our clients.
The site provides access to Policies, Practical Guides, and Presentations designed to empower you with the information to handle routine, recurring, low-risk legal matters.
The drop down menu across the top of the screen provides navagition to the Policies and Practical Guides. Each subject page includes information and self-help tools.
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal services to the University, including representation, advice, research, training and opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty and staff, and others acting on the University's behalf. The General Counsel reports jointly to the Board of Regents and the President.
The information found on this website is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on specific facts or circumstances. Transmission and receipt of information contained on this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship. The Office of Legal Affairs provides legal guidance to University employees in their official University capacity only. If you are a University employee, you are urged to consult with the Office of Legal Affairs attorneys regarding any specific legal questions or any specific factual situation involving a UCSF legal matter.