Office of Legal Counsel 
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The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) was created under 28 U.S.C. 511-513, which in part provides that the Attorney General shall give his/her advice and opinion on questions of law when required by the President or by heads of executive or military departments.

The mission of OLC is to assist the Attorney General in carrying out his/her statutory responsibility of furnishing legal advice to the President and the heads of the executive and military departments, and to provide legal advice and assistance to other components of the Department of Justice upon request.

The major functions of OLC are to:

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