April 21, 2021

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Directorate of Legal Advisory Services(DLAS)

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DIRECTORATE OF LEGAL ADVISORY SERVICES (DLAS) 

Directorate of Legal Advisory Services is charged with the mandate; “to provide professional legal advisory support services to the Minister, Attorney General and Solicitor General in execution of the constitutional mandate to give advice to Government, Local Governments and MDAs”.

The Directorate of Legal Advisory Services shall –

  • Receive requests for legal advice and advise Government, its Allied Institutions and Local Governments on the Constitution and other laws within 2 to 14 days of receipt of request;

  • Negotiate, draft and peruse contracts and clear agreements treaties, protocols and MoU’s to which Government is a party;

  • Draft and/or clear contracts and agreements involving Government within 14 days of receipt of instructions;

  • Approve agreements by and for Government, within 2 to 14 days of receipt of request, in accordance with the PPDA Act 2003, its Regulations and guidelines;

  • Attend Government sectoral meetings, MDA’s contracts committees, workshops, conferences and give legal advice on spot;

  • To peruse and advise on the legal framework of Government policies and draft Cabinet Memos. Prepare Cabinet Memoranda, within 2 to 14 days of receipt of instructions;

  • Prepare legal opinions for Attorney General’s signature on the legality of credit and other agreements within two to 2 to 14 days of receipt of instructions;

  • Organize proceedings for the Committee of Prerogative of Mercy. Meetings are held quarterly.

  • Enhance observance of human rights-based approach in government policies and MDAs. Stakeholder MDAs submit performance Reports and Human Rights Periodic Reports are prepared and submitted to the treaty bodies and National Action Plan on Human Rights.

 

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