Outside Attorneys

University employees may NOT retain private attorneys to provide advice and counsel on University matters.  At times, the University may need to use a private attorney to work on a legal matter.  Under Section 14.11(2) and 20.930, Wis. Stats., only the Governor has the authority to appoint or approve the employment of special counsel or other attorneys not associated with OLA, the UW System Office of General Counsel, or the Department of Justice.  Should a situation arise in which special counsel is needed, OLA will work with the UW System Office of General Counsel and the Department of Justice to request appointment by the Governor.