General Counsel
239-433-6948


Coordinator,
Legal & Risk Management Compliance
239-433-6909


Legal Assistant
239-432-5235

General Counsel


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The role of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) is to advise the District Board of Trustees, President, President’s Cabinet and all areas of the College with legal advice and represent the College in legal matters.

The OGC will also provide advice regarding faculty governance and student academic issues, and professionalism issues, and will monitor any attempt to resolve a dispute which may lead to litigation.  Listed below are some of the other functions that the OGC provides to the Florida SouthWestern State College:

  • Develop, revise, interpret,  official college polices
  • Develop, maintain, and implement official college policies
  • Provide counsel, guidance, and advice on contracts, legal documents and business agreements
  • Approve contracts and agreements prior to execution
  • Conduct legal research and provide legal guidance
  • Assist outside counsel hired to represent the college in litigation or to provide special expertise on complex legal matters
  • Provide legal analysis of polices, state and federal statues and other issues affecting the College
  • Ensure that the College conducts business according to the applicable federal and state laws and regulations
  • Ensure compliance with Florida’s Sunshine Law and Public Records Laws
  • Provide counsel, guidance, and advice for insurance and risk management matters
  • Coordinate, track, and respond to subpoenas, court orders, public records, and other request
  • Provide counsel and guidance to the  College’s Direct Support Organizations (DSO)