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The mission of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is to enforce the laws of the District of Columbia and to provide legal services to the District government.
Summary of Services
OAG is charged with conducting the District’s legal business. To discharge these duties, OAG is divided into 13 divisions: the Office of the Solicitor General; Child Support Services; Civil Litigation; Commercial; Family Services; Public Interest; Legal Counsel; Public Safety; Personnel, Labor and Employment; Agency Management; Agency Financial Operations; Support Services; and Office of the Attorney General. OAG represents the District in virtually all civil litigation, prosecutes certain criminal offenses on the District’s behalf, and represents the District in a variety of administrative hearings and other proceedings. In addition, OAG is responsible for advising the Executive Office of the Mayor, the District Council, the DC Courts and various Boards and Commissions; for reviewing legislation and regulations; and for supervising lawyers working in the general counsel offices of 28 agencies. All told, the Attorney General supervises the legal work of about 350 attorneys and an additional 350 administrative/professional staff.