The General Counsel’s Office (GCO) primary responsibility is to provide legal assistance and operational support to the Attorney General, Senior Management, Executive Bureau (Human Resource Division, Information Technology Division, Operations Division, and Budget Office), and the substantive bureaus.
Specifically, the GCO provides legal assistance with employment, ethics, conflicts of interest issues; assists in the development and implementation of office policies and procedures; ensures that all staff members comply with G.L. c. 268A; coordinates the AGO’s appointments to state boards and commissions; manages the AGO’s responses to public records requests; and runs the AGO in-house training program.
The GCO also manages the library and eDiscovery teams.
The General Counsel's Office's reports to the Chief Legal Counsel.