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FOIA Contact:

Elizabeth Farris,
Supervisory Paralegal
Office of Legal Counsel
Room 5515, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-2038

Conventional Reading Room:

Call (202) 514-2038 for access instructions.

Electronic Reading Room:

This page includes certain materials that have not been selected for official publication but have nonetheless been released as a matter of discretion and posted publicly because they are the subject of repeated requests or may be of significant public or historical interest.

Component Description:

The Office of Legal Counsel prepares the formal opinions of the Attorney General and renders informal opinions and advice on questions of law to the various executive agencies and to other components of the Department of Justice. Records maintained include those relating to the administration of the office.

DOJ Reference Guide:

A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department.

Special information required to make a FOIA request:


Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is not required:


Published opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel (also made available on LEXIS and Westlaw).

If interested in such information, please contact the office listed above.

Major Information Systems:


Office of Legal Counsel Daybooks

Office Matter Tracking System
Updated: February 2014
General Information Office of Legal Counsel
Karl Remón Thompson
Acting Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legal Counsel
(202) 514-2051
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