Legal and Legislative Affairs enhances capacity of the organization to deal with legal matters and to be proactive in moving forward its legislative agenda.
- Develops and manages the strategic framework on the provision of legal services to guide the operations of the Legal Offices for the Department.
- Provides legal advice to the Department; interprets laws and rules affecting the operation of the Department; prepares contracts and instruments to which the Department is a party, and interprets provisions of contracts covering work performed for the Department by private entities.
- Assists DepEd management in the promulgation of rules governing the activities of the Department; prepares comments on proposed legislation concerning the Department; answers legal queries from the public.
- Assists the Solicitor General in suits involving the Department or its officers or employees, or acts as their principal counsel in all actions taken in their official capacity before judicial or administrative bodies, and performs such other functions as may be provided by law.
Offices and divisions:
- Office of the Director
- Investigation Division
- Legal Division