Byu Legal Counsel

BYU Law offers a variety of live client clinics that allow students to practice legal skills under the supervision of a faculty member or practicing lawyer. Reliable and effective legal advisors for higher education Respect for sacred resources We give our clients appropriate commitments in terms of time, talent and energy that are compatible with a balanced life. We set work priorities to provide the greatest value to our service and to effectively retain and manage external legal counsel as needed. The Office of the General Counsel of BYU (OGC) provides a wide range of legal services to the four accredited colleges affiliated with the Church Education System (CES) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Church): The TLC is a free legal center run by the Family Justice Center (“CJF”) Walk-in Clinic. Law students work with the CJF, a free clinic for people with divorce, custody or family law issues. Advice on immigration and housing is also available. Every first Tuesday of the month, a lawyer is available to advise seniors on common legal issues among seniors. Assessment and satisfaction of client expectations We strive to provide high quality legal services in a timely manner. Faced with competing requirements and limited resources, we prioritize requests for legal services based on the degree of academic importance and inform our individual clients of the realistic timeline for the provision of these services. The Community Legal Clinic offers free legal advice to those in need. Second- and third-year law students under the direction of Professor Carl Hernandez represent clients in areas such as immigration, contracts, housing and other matters. Citizenship and other community courses are also taught at the clinic.

Thursday from 5pm to 7pm (closed on public holidays) Support in English and Spanish Email: Phone: 801-297-7049 Competence We provide timely and high-quality legal advice and are committed to lifelong learning in our area of expertise. We strive to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and qualified writers, speakers, and researchers who are actively involved in skills development. We also strive to listen, use state-of-the-art technological tools and provide our clients with sound legal advice. Integrity We strive to find fair and equitable solutions to legal challenges. We are open and honest. Our legal practice meets the highest ethical standards. Innovation We constantly strive to improve our legal advice by taking advantage of technological advances, improving our internal processes and considering creative or innovative legal solutions. OGC`s services include contract review, litigation, government relations and other legal advice and advice. Steve has been Assistant to the President and General Counsel of BYU since 2018. At BYU, he oversees the Department of Risk Management and Security, the Office of Integrity and Compliance, and the Office of the General Counsel, and also serves as a liaison for BYU on state-federal government relations issues.

In addition to his roles at BYU, Steve is the General Counsel of BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho and Ensign College. Solicitor-client privilege protects confidential communications between lawyers and their clients for the purpose of providing legal advice or receiving legal advice. The Office of the Attorney General (OGC) represents BYU and other accredited colleges in the Church`s education system (CES); As a result, communication between lawyers and OGC employees may be confidential and subject to solicitor-client privilege. After joining BYU in 2006 as an attorney in the Office of the Attorney General, Steve worked on projects as diverse as the ESPN Treaty negotiation when BYU became independent in football and joined the West Coast Conference in other sports, and worked with Congress on federal legislation that allowed BYU to purchase Y on Y Mountain from the service of the U.S. forests. Representing BYU in several court cases, including two cases he represented before the Utah Supreme Court and negotiating the UTA contract, which provides free mass transportation to all BYU students, staff, and their families. Craig is an accomplished litigator and has informed and litigated appeals cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Ninth, Tenth and District of Columbia Circuits. He has defended mining, energy, transportation, defense, land use planning, and manufacturing companies in a variety of environmental applications, citizen lawsuits, and cost recovery lawsuits in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Washington, and other states. Steve holds a B.A.

in English summa laude from Brigham Young University and a J.D. Columbia Law School. At Columbia University, Steve Hamilton was a Fellow, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review. Prior to BYU, he served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Justice Andrew J. Kleinfeld`s Ninth Circuit in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, LLP in Irvine, California. Steve is licensed to practice in California, Hawaii, Idaho and Utah. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Craig was a partner in Holland & Hart LLP`s Salt Lake City office for the past nineteen years. Meanwhile, Craig took two leaves to serve as a territorial advisor for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South America Region, from 2013 to 2015; and as Mission President, Barcelona Mission in Spain, 2018-2021. Early in his career, Craig was a senior attorney in the United States. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Defense Section, Washington, D.C., where he represented the United States in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country and in the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam. As a young Justice Department attorney, he cut his teeth to lead Love Canal`s nine-month trial in Buffalo, New York.

Teamwork We value our time together and maintain a collegial work environment in which we respect all of our team members as valued colleagues. Legal Design Clinic Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Clinic Government and Legislation Clinical Alliance Community and Economic Development Clinical Alliance Family Law Clinic Mediation Clinic Craig Galli Mediation Clinic lectures in the areas of environmental law, public land law and natural resources, energy law and international environmental law. He has published extensively on environmental issues and is a frequent speaker before professional associations on environmental law and compliance issues. In addition to his teaching duties, Craig is the Director of the Clerkship Program and Advocacy Counsel. As a visiting professor from 2017 to 2018, he developed and taught courses on corporate compliance and legal risk management as well as business ethics for lawyers. The International Centre for Legal and Religious Studies was formally established and began its activities on 1 January 2000 to provide the institutional basis for our long-term legal and religious initiatives worldwide. Over the next decade, we have become a recognized leader in the field of religious rights, both domestically in the United States and abroad. Work in the U.S. included congressional support and attendance at numerous conferences in the U.S. Internationally, ICLRS staff now play a pivotal role in organizing and participating in 20 to 30 regional conferences and deliberations on bill reform each year in countries around the world. Craig received his J.D. from Columbia University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.

He holds a master`s degree in American studies from Brigham Young University and a bachelor`s degree in political science from Brigham Young University. To avoid a waiver of privilege, individuals must refrain from discussing or sharing the content of their communications with OGC lawyers. If you have any questions, contact the OGC lawyer assigned to your campus unit. The BYU Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (CPCR) at J. Reuben Clark Law School is committed to transforming conflict on campus and around the world. Through mediation, arbitration, training workshops, research, lectures, university courses and consultations, the CPCR supports both BYU and the community beyond campus in building skills and promoting understanding of peace, negotiation, communication and conflict resolution. Clients can also access services and information from community partners, including: Community Action, Child and Family Services Department, Victim Advocates, Manpower Services Department, Centro Hispano, Housing, Timpanogos Legal Center and other agencies.