Using Outside Counsel

University of Rhode Island’s General Counsel, assisted by attorneys in the University’s Office of General Counsel (OGC), is responsible for all legal matters arising from or pertaining to the operations of the University.

Only the OGC is authorized to retain outside counsel on behalf of the University, and University employees should not speak to an outside attorney on behalf of the University about a new matter without consent of the OGC, except for those limited circumstances where the OGC has retained outside counsel and consented to an ongoing direct relationship between the outside counsel and a specific University employee/office. Please note that all invoices for outside counsel must be reviewed and approved by the OGC prior to payment.

If you have a matter that you believe warrants outside counsel, please contact us at  You may also contact Alyssa Boss, General Counsel at 401-874-4488.

If you have any questions about billing issues related to the use of outside counsel, please contact either:

Legal Assistant


Legal Assistant


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