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ATJ Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Contact Information

Landis McEachin, FOIA
Office for Access to Justice
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Rm. 3340
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Phone: 202-355-5592

FOIA Requester Service Center: 202-531-6635

FOIA Public Liaison: Landis McEachin

How to Make a FOIA Request

FOIA requests must be made in writing and may be sent to the above address or submitted electronically via email at or Requests should include a return address that identifies your street name/number, and an email if applicable, so that we may respond to your request. For further guidance, see 28 C.F.R. § 16.3 (“Requirements for Making Requests”).

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, and the Department’s FOIA Guide, any person may request access to Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) records.

A FOIA request must sufficiently provide a detailed description of the specific records sought to enable ATJ staff to conduct a search for the requested records with a reasonable amount of effort.

Please note that all ATJ records sought under the FOIA are centralized within the component. ATJ does not create or maintain records that do not fall within the office’s core mission nor does the component have regional or field offices for creation and maintenance of records. 

DOJ Reference Guide

The DOJ Reference Guide is a comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department.  Additionally, provides additional details about the FOIA, including a description of the FOIA’s Exemptions and Exclusions.

The Department of Justice FOIA Regulations

DOJ FOIA Regulations

Special Information Required to Make a FOIA Request


Major Information Systems


FOIA Library      

This includes frequently requested records, opinions, policy statements, and staff manuals/instructions to staff, created by the Office for Access to Justice after October 2021.

Final Opinions and Orders

  • ATJ does not maintain records pertaining to this category.

Policy Statements

  • ATJ does not maintain records pertaining to this category.

Staff Manuals and Instructions to Staff

  • ATJ does not maintain records pertaining to this category.


Updated September 12, 2023