Any contract under which Legal Services are provided by a private law firm or an attorney or paraprofessional who is not employed by the system, regardless of the amount of Legal Services provided in relation to other services, will be deemed an Outside Counsel contract.
All requests to retain outside counsel shall be submitted in writing to the OGC. All Outside Counsel contracts shall be prepared by the OGC and submitted by the OGC to the Attorney General for approval.
State agencies may not initiate the process of selecting outside counsel to be paid with appropriated funds prior to receiving the approval of the Attorney General. No outside counsel may be retained without the prior written approval of the Attorney General’s Office.
Payment for legal services rendered by outside counsel shall be in accordance with the approved Outside Counsel contract.
SUBMITTING OCC INVOICES
Invoices and/or OCC inquiries may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing to:
Office of General Counsel
The Texas A&M University System
ATTN: Outside Counsel (OCC)
301 Tarrow Street, 6th Floor
College Station, Texas 77840-7896
RFQ Process & Information
Invoice Rules & Information
Invoice Attorney Verification
Outside Counsel Contract Template
Title 1, Chapter 57 of the Texas Administrative Code