University Counsel Office

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I need legal assistance regarding a GVSU legal matter, who do I contact?

Please contact the University Counsel Office at 331-2067 for legal assistance of a GVSU legal matter.

According to Board of Trustees policy, legal services provided to GVSU and its representatives are to be provided only by the University Counsel Office or counsel retained by that office.

What if I am contacted by an attorney regarding a GVSU legal matter?

Please refer the attorney to the University Counsel Office at 331-2067 or direct them to the University Counsel Office at 260 Lake Michigan Hall.

I was served with a subpoena, what should I do?

If you are a faculty/staff member and you are served a subpoena regarding a GVSU legal matter or a request for GVSU records, please deliver to the University Counsel Office immediately.

I received a bankruptcy or class action notice in the mail and it names GVSU, what do I do with it?

If you received a notice of any court proceeding such as a bankruptcy matter, a class action case, lawsuit, or any other form of legal action, please deliver it to the University Counsel Office immediately. Our office will review the matter and determine the status of GVSU in the case.

Does your office provide services of a Notary Public?

Yes, if you need a document notarized call the University Counsel Office at 331-2067 and arrange a time to meet with Tiesha Hogue-Shankin. Bring the unsigned document and a valid form of picture identification to 260 Lake Michigan Hall during normal business hours.

Page last modified December 9, 2011