Um Legal Affairs

The Office of the Legal Counsel remains open and available to our clients. Since March 20, 2020, we have ensured that all of our lawyers and staff can work from home. We will provide our services remotely by email and phone, and we encourage you to contact us by phone or email to make an appointment. To protect and promote UMB`s mission and core values, VHF is committed to providing quality legal services in an ethical, responsible, collaborative and timely manner. Please contact us if you need help with the above or any other legal matter. The Office of the University Council (OUC) oversees, coordinates, and manages the legal affairs of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). VHC lawyers work closely with administrators, lecturers and staff in the university`s administrative units and professional schools. The Office of the University Council does not provide legal services to the University of Maryland Medical System or its affiliated hospitals, including the University of Maryland Medical Center, or institutions of the University of Maryland system other than the University of Maryland, Baltimore. VHF does not provide personal legal advice to students, faculty or staff. Other standard waivers and consents, as well as other legal resources for staff and faculty, are available on the UM intranet. Irma Robins has been an academic lawyer since 2003 and was appointed Deputy General Counsel in 2017. Robins advises on academic and student issues, clinical and basic research, intellectual property, privacy and security, and other matters.

Prior to his legal career, Robins earned an MBA from Pace University. His business experience includes professional positions in publishing, marketing, operations management, and technology innovation for commercial and local government in New York City. In Maryland, she joined a management consulting firm where she worked as a project manager with teams of programmers/analysts in software development and product implementation for clients in the publishing, transportation, insurance, and finance industries. Robins` pro bono service includes collaboration with the Charm City Clinic, the National Council of University Research Administrators, Care for Your Health, Inc. and Experiential Environmental Education / The Green School of Baltimore. She has been invited to speak on topics such as export controls and trade embargo for academic medical centers, responsible conduct of research, and HIPAA, and has been a panelist for the University of Maryland/Women`s Bar Association School of Law`s «Rising Stars in Corporate Governance» program. Robins graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law. She was co-editor of «The Business Lawyer» and received the John S. Strahorn, Jr. Memorial Award for the student who is most proficient in the law of evidence. She has served as a law clerk in the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Technology Transfer at Johns Hopkins University. Trademark Attorney to the U.S.

Patent and Trademark Office; intern at the Maryland State Bureau of Administrative Hearings; and was a Law & Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Baltimore law firm of Shapiro & Olander. Ms. Robins was a legal researcher at the National Institutes of Health, where she advised on inventiveness, federal regulation of technology transfer, licensing of federal trademarks, and public information law. Stephanie Stoddard Legal and Compliance Coordinator We anticipate that urgent needs have arisen for some of you during this time. As always, we are ready to provide direct legal support and our clients can contact us at any time. Here are some of the issues we help our clients with: The Office of Legal Counsel provides and coordinates all legal services required by the UM. We have handled legal issues for 23 different faculties and schools, dozens of administrative units, and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff. You should contact the VHC if legal issues arise in connection with the university`s official business or activities. Each lawyer serves as the primary point of contact for specific areas of activity.

If you do not know who to contact, please use the email address that is monitored daily. Renita Lewis, who joined the university in 2008, has more than two decades of experience in the legal field. In addition to providing professional attorney assistance, Lewis registers and maintains state and federal trademarks for UMB and provides expertise and assistance with document submission requests, including subpoenas, requests under the Maryland Public Information Act, and requests for litigation-related documents. The Office of Legal Counsel provides and coordinates all legal services required by the University of Manitoba and helps facilitate projects and partnerships that are critical to the operation and strategic priorities of the UM. Dorothy Trueheart joined the university in 1992. Among other things, he provides legal support for various university governance issues, letters of intent from the UMB Foundation, and special immigration matters. Trueheart is the main point of contact for Alana Kyriakakis` diary. The VHC also serves as a point of contact for public records, subpoenas, and legal requests from outside counsel. The work of the University Council Office is supported by two paralegals. Please note that although our physical office is closed, our opening hours remain the same (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m.). To access legal services, please email your department`s legal counsel, or our office manager Angela Anderson (, or call 204-474-7843. You`ve found one of the #UMcybersecurityawareness quizzes. Take this quiz, answer all the questions correctly, and find and complete the other 5 quizzes to win an iPhone 14 Pro Max, AirPods (2nd generation) or gift cards. Patricia Petrowski Associate Vice President and Assistant General Counsel Levy`s practice at UMB focuses on employment law and academic policing. She advises on all aspects of faculty and human resources issues and assists the Human Resources Department, the Office of Accountability and Compliance and collective bargaining throughout the university.

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