Directorate Division

The Executive Programs Division consolidates functions not directly related to the office’s litigation or law enforcement responsibilities. The division consists of seven units as summarized below.

Office of Legislative Affairs develops, analyzes, tracks, and advocates legislative proposals of interest to the Attorney General’s office.

Special Assistants to the Attorney General are attorneys outside the divisional structure who serve on the Attorney General’s executive staff, assisting him directly on a variety of legal matters and representing the Attorney General as members or liaisons to several boards and commissions.

Equal Employment Rights & Resolution Office makes policy recommendations to the Attorney General and provides technical assistance and policy direction to the department’s managers in their efforts to comply with equal employment opportunity and civil rights laws.

Opinion Unit prepares and distributes formal written opinions in response to questions of law from the Governor, legislators, state agencies, district attorneys, county counsels, and city prosecutors.

Communications and Special Projects coordinates statewide media coverage to publicize departmental actions, alert Californians to new laws, and inform the public of the Attorney General’s views on important legal and public policy issues.

Public Inquiry Unit receives and responds to more than 250,000 calls and written inquiries received each year from local, state, and federal law enforcement and governmental agencies, Legislature, other state attorneys general, California members of Congress and the general public.

Office of Program Oversight and Accountability reviews Departmental programs and performs the function of legislatively mandated Internal audits. They represent the department in external audits and perform internal strategic planning and consulting.