The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is the chief legal office of the District of Columbia. OAG is charged with enforcing the laws of the District and promoting the public interest. OAG’s mission is to provide the District government with the highest level of legal advice and service, and to promote the interests of District residents. OAG seeks to be the nation’s premier public law office.
Due to the unique status of the District of Columbia, which involves aspects of state, county and city government functions, the legal work conducted by The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) spans a wide range of subject matters and is divided among 12 divisions:
- Child Support Services Division
- Civil Litigation Division
- Commercial Division
- Family Services Division
- Legal Counsel Division
- Office of the Solicitor General
- Office of Consumer Protection
- Public Advocacy Division
- Public Interest Division
- Public Safety Division
- Personnel, Labor & Employment Division
- Support Services Division
See our organizational chart here.
Generally, the Attorney General and staff cannot provide legal assistance to private citizens. Thus, the Office of the Attorney General does not become involved with private disputes.