FOIA Contacts:

Elizabeth Farris
Supervisory Paralegal
Office of Legal Counsel
Room 5515, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-2038
Email: usdoj-officeoflegalcounsel@usdoj.gov

FOIA Requester Service Center: (202) 353-0258

FOIA Public Liaison: Lawan Robinson, (202) 353-0258

Electronic Reading Room:

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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.

Information on Submitting a FOIA Request:

Office of Information Policy’s Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

DOJ Reference Guide (a comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department)

Major Information Systems:


Office of Legal Counsel Daybooks

Office Matter Tracking System