Five Keys

5 Points to Remember

  • Attorney-Client Privilege: Please do not send communications between you and attorneys in the OVPGC to third parties (such as those in contract negotiations with the University) without checking with us first, so we may protect attorney-client privileged and work product material.

  • Who We Represent: The OVPGC represents the University, including University officials acting in their official capacities. The Office does not represent individual faculty, staff members or students in personal legal matters.

  • Signature Authority: Only the Treasurer of IU, or persons authorized in writing by the Treasurer, may sign a contract or agreement committing University funds or resources.

  • Hiring Outside Counsel: Only the OVPGC may hire outside attorneys to assist with University business.

  • Requests for University Records: The OVPGC coordinates all responses to legal requests or demands for University records or information (subpoenas, warrants, requests under state and federal open records laws, etc.). Since these are often time-sensitive, please contact us immediately upon receipt of such requests.