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Rule 50305: Employment of a Student’s Attorney

Rule 50305: Employment of a Student’s Attorney

Details

Series: 
50000: Student Issues
Who should know: 
Administrators
Students
Responsible Offices: 
General Counsel
Date Approved: 
December 10, 2004
Date Last Amended: 
December 10, 2004

Sec. 1  Limitation on Representation. 

If an attorney is retained in any manner by an institution or by a Students' Association or other agency of student government or other agency of an institution of The University of Texas System to serve as a students' attorney, said attorney shall not act as counsel of record nor represent any student, faculty member, or staff member; any group or combination of students, faculty members, or staff members; or System Administration or any institution of the System:

1.1      

In any matter that requires an administrative decision to be made by any officer, committee, board, or agency of an institution of the U. T. System, the System, or the Board of Regents.

1.2      

At any stage of any felony criminal proceeding in any court, or if a student suspect is attending the same campus as the victim of the alleged crime. Further, no representation is to be provided at trial if the detention or arrest involved university police.

1.3      

At any stage of any civil proceeding in any federal, State, county, or local court where such proceeding is directly or indirectly against or antagonistic to the interests of the U. T. System or any institution thereof, or against or antagonistic to the interests of any person who is sued in his or her official capacity as an officer of the System or any institution thereof.

Sec. 2  Contracts Subject to Rules. 

 Any contract or agreement for legal services entered into by a students' association or other agency of student government or other agency of an institution with an attorney whose remuneration will be paid from funds under the control and management of the Board of Regents, including funds from student fees whether compulsory or voluntary, is expressly subject to the applicable provisions of the Regents' Rules and Regulations.

Definitions

None

Amended Log

December 10, 2004

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