Legal Services

The Legal Services/Discovery Unit, under the supervision of the General Counsel, works with the DOA Risk Management Division, the Attorney General's office, and contract attorneys regarding liability issues arising from lawsuits against the Department. It provides legal advice, through its General Counsel, to the Director and Division Directors on liability issues; reviews all proposed settlements of lawsuits filed against the Department; reviews and analyzes proposed written directives for compliance with legal requirements; arranges staff and inmate depositions; provides legal advice on disciplinary and grievance appeals; provides system-wide monitoring and operational oversight of the Department's Inmate Legal Access Program; and its General Counsel supervises the Inmate Grievance and Disciplinary Appeals Hearing Officers.

(602) 542- 1532

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