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Chief Legal Counsel

Robert Fanning | Chief of Legal Counsel  

Legal Services

The mission of Legal Services is to provide department administrators with legal advice and counsel on an array of issues, coordinate legal representation with the Office of the Attorney General, review proposed legislation, assist assistant attorneys general with discovery and case management, train staff on legal issues, respond to correspondence, handle Human Rights matters and a host of other various assignments.

The department attorneys address issues involving staff, inmates, personnel, fiscal, medical and numerous other areas. The attorneys are full-time dedicated professionals, who strive to provide proper guidance to the department in a manner that will assure offenders of their constitutional right.​​​​