Professional Responsibility Advisory Office organization chartd

In 1994 the Department recognized the need for a program dedicated to resolving professional responsibility issues faced by Department attorneys and Assistant United States Attorneys. As a result, the Department established the Professional Responsibility Officer Program and the Professional Responsibility Advisory Board. On April 14, 1999, Attorney General Janet Reno officially established the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO) as an independent component within the Department of Justice.

The mission of PRAO is to ensure prompt, consistent advice to Department attorneys and Assistant United States Attorneys with respect to professional responsibility issues.

The major functions of PRAO are to:

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