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Office of Legal Policy


The mission of the Office of Legal Policy (OLP) is to develop and implement the Department's significant policy initiatives, handle special projects that implicate the interests of multiple Department components, coordinate with other interested Department components and other Executive Branch agencies, and serve as the primary policy advisor to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General.  OLP also reviews and coordinates all regulations promulgated by the Department and all of its components, assists the Attorney General with responsibilities in recommending candidates for federal judgeships, and coordinates the judicial nomination and confirmation process with the White House and the Senate.

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General Information


Hampton Y. Dellinger
Assistant Attorney General


Office of Legal Policy

AAG Hampton Dellinger
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Judicial Nominations

We work with the Attorney General to advise the President on nominations for Article III and certain Article I judgeships. After the President has submitted a nomination to the Senate, OLP works with the White House and the Senate Judiciary Committee to secure the nominee’s confirmation.

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DOJ Regulations

 OLP coordinates the regulatory development and the review of virtually all regulations and rule-related notices developed by all Department components.