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If I am sued, do I have
insurance and will I have a lawyer?
An employee of KSU who is sued for actions related
to his or her job will be defended by the Georgia
Attorney General's Office (with the assistance of
KSU's Legal Affairs Office), and the state insurance
fund will pay for the defense and any judgment that
might be awarded. However, if the lawsuit is a
result of the KSU employee's violation of law or
University policy, then there may not be insurance
available or an attorney provided.
If I sign a letter or invoice
so that I might obtain needed supplies or equipment,
does that create a problem?
Only certain people at the University have the
authority to sign contracts or to purchase supplies
or equipment. If you sign and are not authorized, it
might be your personal responsibility to pay for the
supplies or equipment out of your pocket.
If another University wants to
pay me to perform work for them similar to the work
I do here at KSU can I do so?
It depends. All outside activities for pay require
approval from your supervisor, and your supervisor
will consider things like whether this proposed job
is a conflict of interest with your KSU work or
whether it will detract from your obligations to KSU.
There is also a state law that prohibits you from
doing work for another Board Regents' institution or
State of Georgia agency unless certain steps are
taken in advance.
- I need to have a document notarized. Where
can I find a notary on campus?
The Division of Legal Affairs has 2 notaries
available on campus for your convenience. IMPORTANT
NOTE: Photo I.D. must be presented, showing
signature of affiant (e.g. state issued driver's
license), who must sign document(s) to be notarized
in the presence of the notary. The document(s) to be
notarized cannot be pre-signed, or it/they will not
I just received an open
records request, subpoena, letter from a lawyer,
lawsuit, or other legal document. What should I do?
Forward it to the Division of Legal Affairs
immediately along with your contact information.
Call us at (770) 499-3562 or fax us at (770)
420-4410 with the details of the request and your
contact information. For more information visit our
How do I find a personal
The Division of Legal Affairs cannot provide legal
advice or representation to members of the
University community in connection with matters
against the University’s interests or with any
personal matters. If you are interested in finding
an attorney to represent you in a personal matter,
the following resources may be helpful.