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OLC Mission Statement

The Office of Laboratory Counsel supports the operational and scientific mission needs of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by providing proactive, timely, thoughtful and practical advice and counsel.  We are responsive to our clients’ unique interests and concerns.  The OLC maintains the highest ethical standards. We are fully accountable for our actions and decisions.

OLC Organizational Structure

The Office of the Laboratory Counsel is part of the Lab’s Directorate.  Chief Laboratory Counsel reports directly to the Laboratory Director.  The Office of Laboratory Counsel is a part of the University of California Office of the General Counsel, which provides legal services to the University, including representation, advice, research, training and opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty and staff, and others acting on the University’s behalf.  The UC General Counsel reports jointly to the Board of Regents and the President of the University.

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