Office of Counsel
The mission of the Office of Counsel is to provide comprehensive legal services to and for the benefit of its client, The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama. The Office of Counsel furnishes legal services to the Board of Trustees directly, through its members and committees, and indirectly, through senior administrators for the University’s System office, three campuses and affiliated foundations. Services are provided by attorneys and staff strategically located throughout The University of Alabama System.
The Office of Counsel will provide, manage, and coordinate legal services promptly, reliably, efficiently and professionally, and will ensure that the services provided through the use of outside counsel yield the best quality service at a reasonable cost. The Office of Counsel will exercise the highest ethical standards and professional competence, and will effectively communicate constructive advice based on independent judgment and thoughtful analysis.
The General Counsel, R. Cooper Shattuck, staffs, organizes, and manages the Office of Counsel. The General Counsel also serves on the Chancellor’s Senior Staff.