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The Justice Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Department of Justice. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Justice Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon Department of Justice. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Justice, established by statute in 1891, is Oregon state government’s law firm. Administered by the attorney general, it represents and advises all state elected and appointed officials, agencies, boards and commissions. The attorney general has control and supervision of all court actions in which the state is a party or has an interest.


In addition to legal services, the department has various program-service functions, including child-support enforcement, technical and investigative assistance to district attorneys, organized crime investigation, consumer protection and service, charitable trust supervision and crime-victim compensation. In all, the department and attorney general have responsibility and authority under more than 350 state statutes.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1162 Court St. NE, Salem 97301-4096
Telephone: 503-378-6002; TTY: 503-378-5938
Fax: 503-378-4017
Contact: Ellen Rosemblum, Attorney General
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Carol Riches
Records Officer E-mail: Archana Thapa-Campbell
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 180
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog