Office of Legal Counsel

Office of Legal Counsel

Welcome to the homepage of John Jay College’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). Our mission is to support the College, its students, staff and faculty so that quality and opportunity are maximized and risk is minimized. We provide advice and guidance to college officials on a wide range of legal matters, including governance, ethical questions, collective bargaining issues, legal inquiries such as FOIL requests, contracts, grievances and litigation, and a broad range of policy questions affecting the College and its related entities.”

Please contact us immediately if you receive any legal document sent to the College. We can be reached at:

Anthony Balkissoon
Vice President and Executive Counsel 
(212) 237-8911 

Jill Maxwell
Deputy Counsel

(212) 237-8726 

Donald Gray
Labor Designee/ College Ethics Officer

Michelle Arthurton
Administrative Coordinator
(212) 393-6310

The Office of Legal Counsel has created this home page to allow members of the John Jay College community to become more familiar with our office, its functions and operations, and to inform the John Jay community of legal matters of importance to them in their role as faculty, staff or students of the College.

For further information on important CUNY and College rules and procedures and general legal issues related to college business, please follow the links on the right. The materials on this site and related links are for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal advice. You are invited and encouraged to contact our office for assistance on matters affecting the College. However, the Office of Legal Counsel cannot provide legal advice and services to students or employees of John Jay College on personal matters.