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Office of General Counsel

Mission & Objectives

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) supports the dynamic educational environment of Palm Beach State College (PBSC) by providing legal advice to foster sound decision-making in all areas of operation, instruction and administration.

  • OGC will efficiently, reliably and professionally provide counsel to minimize legal risk and costs, reduce litigation exposure, and ensure legal compliance.

  • The OGC will alert the appropriate managers of legal issues which may affect the College.

  • The OGC will interact regularly with College staff and its constituents to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory changes and case law.

Federal Laws & Administrative Code of Interest to Higher Education

Legal Resources

State Laws & Administrative Code of Interest to Higher Education

Office & Contact Information

4200 S. Congress Avenue
MS# 21
Lake Worth, Florida 33461

Kevin Fernander, General Counsel
(561) 868-3143



The OGC does not represent individual students, faculty or staff; but, is legal counsel to the PBSC District Board of Trustees (DBOT). Employees and students should seek independent counsel on matters that appear to be in conflict or adversarial to PBSC DBOT or are otherwise not College business. No information in this website may be construed or relied upon as legal advice. Email communications to our office may not be confidential as Florida law considers them public records.

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