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Legal Counsel

Executive Counsel
Office of Legal Counsel

Administration A Building
40 Howard Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2622
Fax: (401) 462-2583
doc.legal@doc.ri.gov

The Office of Legal Counsel, managed by the Chief Legal Counsel, is a separately established unit within the Office of the Director. The unit provides legal representation and consultation for the Director, administrators and other employees of the Department of Corrections in a variety of cases and forums. Staff attorneys represent the interests of the Department and its personnel in Federal and State Court actions, administrative tribunals (such as the Commission on Human Rights, Personnel Appeal Boards, etc.), and grievances and arbitration proceedings. Also, a staff attorney serves as the departmental legislative liaison.