The Solicitor’s Division was created to improve the management of our appellate practice, streamline the review and commenting of pending legislation, and the delivery of legal services to government agencies. Since the establishment of the division, the following activities occurred during the calendar year:
- Draft an appellate manual to ensure that the Commonwealth’s appeals are handled in a uniform manner and in accordance with the rules of appellate procedure.
- Regularly researches and comments on bills pending before the Legislature. To this end, the OAG carefully scrutinizes every bill proposed by the Legislature or placed before the Governor.
- Draft new procurement regulations for the Commonwealth that will increase transparency in government contracting and save on millions of dollars. This will include the creation of a procurement handbook to guide government officials in the drafting, routing, monitoring, and enforcement of government contracts.