Legal Services

Legal Services for Faculty, Staff and Students

For faculty and staff with legal concerns or questions that arise in the course and scope of their UC Berkeley employment, feel free to contact Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), phone:  510-642-7122, or contact one of our campus counsel (from our home page). 

OLA does not provide personal legal advice to UC Berkeley faculty, staff or students, but following are some resources if you are searching for legal advice in a personal matter.  

  • Accessing Student Legal Services
    Currently registered Berkeley students can obtain free legal advice and information from the counseling attorney in the office of Campus Life and Leadership at 102 Sproul Hall (phone: 642-5171).  Refer to the Campus Life and Leadership Web page at http://sls.berkeley.edu for more information. 

  • Faculty or Staff:
    If you wish to consult an attorney regarding a personal matter, you may call the State Bar of California, their San Francisco office by phone, 1-415-538-2000; or search their website: http://calbar.ca.gov/ . UC also offers the AARG Legal Plan, which provides a wide range of personal legal services. Information can be found on UCB's Human Resources website: http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/benefits/plans/legal