Office of the General Counsel

The attorneys in the general counsel's office provide a broad range of legal services to employees in all four divisions.

Duties include:

  • Providing general legal counsel and legal services to the department's executive staff
  • Providing legal advice concerning the administration of prisons and the supervision of probationers and parolees
  • Providing legal advice in all areas of employee relations, including discipline of employees
  • Reviewing contracts and interagency agreements
  • Reviewing and drafting legislative proposals
  • Responding to subpoenas (for employees and/or records) and other requests for records
  • Advising records officers and parole analysts regarding criminal sentences
  • Responding to court orders relating to the transportation or release of prisoners
  • Representing department officials at various administrative hearings
  • Providing litigation assistance to attorneys with the Attorney General's Office
  • Reviewing department policies and procedures.