- 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.
Child Rights in Education Desk (CREDe)
Performs functions pertaining to policy formulation, monitoring, and reporting of the implementation of the rights of the child in basic education, and building awareness and advocacy of these rights.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Office
Formerly the Mediation Unit under the Personnel Division, transferred to the Legal Affairs under the supervision and control of the Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs.