Frequently Asked Questions
If you receive a subpoena in connection with your University duties, please forward the subpoena to the Office of General Counsel as soon as possible. Do not respond to the subpoena request without consulting the General Counsel.
If you receive a subpoena unrelated to the University, you should contact your personal attorney. If you do not have an attorney you may contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
If you receive a Freedom of Information Act or Public Records request in connection with your University duties, please forward the request to the Office of General Counsel as soon as possible. Do not respond to the request without consulting the General Counsel.
University Waivers can be found on the University's Risk Management website.
Please contact the General Counsel's Office with all contract related questions.
If you are contacted by a law enforcement agency seeking information regarding the University, including requests for documents or to interview University faculty or staff regarding University matters, politely inform the officer that Xavier University will cooperate in consultation with its legal counsel. Contact the General Counsel as soon as possible.
The Office of General Counsel represents the University, including University officials acting in their official capacities. The Office of General Counsel does not represent individual faculty or staff members in personal legal matters outside the scope of their work for the University. Additionally, this office does not provide personal legal services to students of the University.
If you feel that your interests are counter to those of the University, you may hire an attorney to represent your interests.
Only the Office of General Counsel may hire outside counsel to represent the University.
Communications with lawyers in the Office of General Counsel may be protected and regarded as confidential under the attorney-client privilege if the communications are made for the purpose of seeking or providing legal advise on behalf of Xavier University. The privilege belongs to Xavier University.