[Title 28 CFR E]
[Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) - July 1, 2002 Edition]
[Title 28 - JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION]
[Chapter I - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Part 0 - ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Subpart E - Office of Legal Counsel]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
28JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION12002-07-012002-07-01falseOffice of Legal CounselESubpart EJUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIONDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Subpart E--Office of Legal Counsel
Sec. 0.25 General functions.
The following-described matters are assigned to, and shall be
conducted, handled, or supervised by, the Assistant Attorney General,
Office of Legal Counsel:
(a) Preparing the formal opinions of the Attorney General; rendering
informal opinions and legal advice to the various agencies of the
Government; and assisting the Attorney General in the performance of his
functions as legal adviser to the President and as a member of, and
legal adviser to, the Cabinet.
(b) Preparing and making necessary revisions of proposed Executive
orders and proclamations, and advising as to their form and legality
prior to their transmission to the President; and performing like
functions with respect to regulations and other similar matters which
require the approval of the President or the Attorney General.
(c) Rendering opinions to the Attorney General and to the heads of
the various organizational units of the Department on questions of law
arising in the administration of the Department.
(d) Approving proposed orders of the Attorney General, and orders
which require the approval of the Attorney General, as to form and
legality and as to consistency and conformity with existing orders and
(e) Coordinating the work of the Department of Justice with respect
to the participation of the United States in the United Nations and
related international organizations and advising with respect to the
legal aspects of treaties and other international agreements.
(f) When requested, advising the Attorney General in connection with
his review of decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals and other
organizational units of the Department.
(g) Designating within the Office of Legal Counsel:
(1) A liaison officer, and an alternate, as a representative of the
Department in all matters concerning the filing of departmental
documents with the Office of the Federal Register, and
(2) A certifying officer, and an alternate, to certify copies of
documents required to be filed with the Office of the Federal Register
(1 CFR 16.1).
(h) Approving certain blind trusts, as required by section
202(f)(4)(B) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 92 Stat. 1843.
(i) Consulting with the Director of the Office of Government Ethics
regarding the development of policies, rules, regulations, procedures
and forms relating to ethics and conflicts of interest, as required by
section 402 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 92 Stat. 1862.
(j) Taking actions to ensure implementation of Executive Order 12612
(entitled ``Federalism''), including determining which Department
policies have sufficient federalism implications to warrant preparation
of a Federalism Assessment, reviewing Assessments for adequacy, and
executing certifications for the Assessments.
(k) Performing such special duties as may be assigned by the
Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, or the Associate Attorney
General from time to time.
[Order 423-69, 34 FR 20388, Dec. 31, 1969, as amended by Order 445-70,
35 FR 19397, Dec. 23, 1970; Order 623-75, 40 FR 42746, Sept. 16, 1975;
Order 960-81, 46 FR 52342, Oct. 27, 1981; Order 1054-84, 49 FR 10118,
Mar. 19, 1984; Order 1260-88, 53 FR 9435, Mar. 23, 1988]