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Office of Legal Counsel

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) is an office within DHS which serves the Secretary and acts as a resource for the Department as a whole. The mission of OLC is to provide effective and accurate legal services and advice to the Department. To accomplish this, the Office provides formal legal opinions, communicates informal legal advice, litigates DHS cases in administrative hearings, assists the Attorney General's office in court litigation, offers formal and informal advocacy on behalf of the Department's programs, and provides training and guidance in investigation methods and legal issues, among other things.

OLC Organization Chart 
OLC Responsibilities

Office of Legal Counsel
PO Box 7850
Madison WI 53707-7850
(608)267-1434 FAX

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Last Revised:  June 21, 2000