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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration

1VAC45. Department of Law





The Attorney General is the chief executive officer of the Department of Law, § 2.2-500, which is established under Chapter 5 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia, §§ 2.2-500 to 2.2-524. By way of summary, the Attorney General and the Department of Law provide legal advice to the Commonwealth's agencies, represent those agencies' interests in administrative and civil matters in both state and federal court, and represent the Commonwealth in criminal appeals. 

The regulations promulgated by the Department of Law include public participation guidelines for the development of its regulations, 1 Va. Admin. Code § 45-5-10 et seq., rules that limit the disclosure of material obtained from law enforcement in response to a civil investigative demand, 1 Va. Admin. Code § 45-10-10 et seq., and rules that supplement the Virginia Human Rights Act, §§ 2.2-3900 et seq., which safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination. 1 Va. Admin. Code § 45-20-10 et seq.

The principal office of the Attorney General is 202 North 9th Street Richmond, Virginia, 23219. It is open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; it is closed on weekends and state and federal holidays. The internet address is .

Rev. 4/17

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