Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides a full array of legal services to the Office of Chief Justice, judges, circuit court clerks, managers and staff of the Administrative Office of the Courts, and other court personnel. 

OGC attorneys advise on a wide variety of legal issues affecting the state court systemincluding juvenile justice, criminal justice and family law reforms; the effects of proposed legislation and the implementation of enacted legislation; personnel matters; open records requests; contracts and procurement; facilities and capital construction; litigation; the development of policies and procedures; and other legal matters as needed.  

The OGC also develops, revises and approves standardized legal forms for statewide use by court officials and personnel, the private bar, various state agencies and the public. 

OGC attorneys are prohibited by statute (KRS 27A.050) from giving legal advice to the public and from practicing law in any court of the commonwealth.