About The Project
D.C. Office of the Corporation Counsel: Core Remedies for Lasting Reform, released in December 2000. The Office of the Corporation Counsel (OCC), now the Office of the Attorney General, provides legal services to every government agency, defends the District from individual claims, and prosecutes a limited range of criminal acts. Thus, the OCC is involved in a wide range of issues that affect District residents, and it is vital that the OCC be properly organized and staffed to ensure that it provides the best legal advice and services to the entire D.C. government. DC Appleseed's report details specific recommendations aimed at strengthening legal services provided by the D.C. government, with emphasis on the need to improve the quality of legal work for the OCC by overhauling management and increasing support of line attorneys.