UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Legal Affairs

I. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
The University of Wisconsin System comprises fifteen distinct institutions,many of which create and receive records that are similar in purpose and utility. In the interest of efficiency, therefore, this records schedule identifies categories of records that are common to all University of Wisconsin institutions, so as to avoid making each institution secure a distinct retention schedule for the same categories of records.The University of Wisconsin System Office of the General Counsel provides legal services to the University Of Wisconsin Board Of Regents, System President and Administration, and the chancellors and individual institutions. The legal affairs or legal services offices at UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee provide primary legal services to their institutions.The goals for these records schedules are to ensure compliance with legal requirements and to provide for an efficient filing, retention, and record retrieval system. This document amends and supersedes the relevant records retention schedules previously filed. The records described within this document include some confidential information that is subject to the attorney client privilege or the attorney work product doctrine and are likely to be exempt from public disclosure.

II. SCOPE:
Records under this schedule are created and kept at the UWS General Counsel Office, the UW-Madison Administrative Legal Services or UW-Milwaukee Legal Affairs/Services.These 3 University Legal Offices for the purposes of this schedule will be referred to as "Legal Affairs". Similar records may be held at the institution or in a subunit of the institution other than legal affairs, and those records would not be subject to this schedule.The Legal Affairs record schedules described within this document include the following records:

  • MATTER CASE FILES
  • LEGAL AFFAIRS CASE FILES - HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT
  • LEGAL TRADEMARK AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY- FORMAL LEGAL DOCUMENTS
  • CLIENT CONSULTATION RECORDS
  • ADMINISTRATIVE RULE DEVELOPMENT- OFFICIAL FILE