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Frequently Asked Questions

Office of the General Counsel

What should I do if I am being sued and served with papers?
Contact General Counsel Dona H. Cornell immediately. Phone 832-842-0949.

What should I do if I suspect that there are issues which should be brought to the attention of the Office of the General Counsel?

Employees should discuss the matter with their supervisor. If appropriate, the supervisor will contact the Office of the General Counsel for legal advice and will follow the procedure detailed below.

What do I include in a request for legal advice from the Office of the General Counsel?
As provided in SAM 01.D.01, while telephone requests may be necessary from time to time, most requests for legal services should be communicated by written memoranda to General Counsel Dona H. Cornell. All requests for legal services should include the following information:

  1. Date of request
  2. Name and title of person requesting advice or information
  3. Description of issues to be addressed or information sought
  4. Specific questions
  5. Deadlines for such advice or information
  6. Supporting documentation, if any.

For more information, please visit: http://www.uh.edu/sam/1GenAdmin/1D1.pdf

What do I do if I receive a request that may be considered a request for information under the Texas Public Information Act?
Contact General Counsel Dona H. Cornell immediately.

What do I do if I receive a subpoena?
Contact General Counsel Dona H. Cornell immediately.