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Office of General Counsel

About us

The Office of General Counsel consists of the Legal Division, which contains the following units:

  • Administrative Hearings Unit
  • Adult Protective Services (APS), Registry and Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)
  • Children’s Services
    • Adoptions
    • Child Welfare Services
  • Litigation
    • Employment Law
  • Office of Administrative Hearings and the Administrative Court for Child Support
  • Policy & Benefits
    • Medicaid Information
  • Rules and Policy

The mission of the Office of General Counsel is to act wisely in giving legal advice; to represent vigorously and effectively the agency, its officers and employees and to render judicial decisions fairly and impartially as administrative law judges and hearings officers

Values and Guiding Principles:
  • Competence:  We will strive to maintain a high degree of competence in legal areas practiced by the Office of General Counsel.
  • Ethics:  We will conduct ourselves with integrity and honesty in full compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct and Code of Judicial Ethics.
  • Courteous Treatment:  We will treat all with courtesy and respect.
  • Trust: We will develop trust with our clients, courts and other lawyers as we practice our core values of competency, integrity, honesty and courtesy.
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