The General Counsel Division provides legal advice and counsel to the Attorney General, his executive staff, and other OAG divisions on issues involving general government law, compliance matters, and agency policies and procedures. The division also serves as legal counsel to the Office of the Attorney General and select state agencies and on issues of procurement, contract negotiation, and contract drafting.
The division also fulfills responsibilities statutorily assigned to the Office of the Attorney General, including but not limited to:
- Review and approval of outside counsel contracts pursuant to Texas Government Code section 402.0212
- Review and approval of contingent-fee contracts for political subdivisions pursuant to Texas Government Code section 2254.1038
- Provide advice and counsel to officials for certain local governmental entities pursuant to Texas Government Code section 418.195.