Series - Legal advice and assistance records

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Legal advice and assistance records

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    • 1914-2013, predominant 1970-2008 (Creation)

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    1455.66 m of textual records

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    Administrative history

    The Civil Law Section was formed in 1974 and became the Civil Law Branch in 1981. It transferred to the new Ministry of Justice in 1992.

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    The Civil Law Branch was established in 2001. It transferred to the new Ministry of Justice and Attorney General in 2001.

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    Administrative history

    The Civil Law Branch was transferred to Justice and Attorney General in 2001. It transferred to Justice and Solicitor General and reorganized in 2012.

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    Administrative history

    The Government Client Services Branch was established in 2012.

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    Administrative history

    The General Office of the Department of the Attorney General was established with the creation of the department in 1905. The general office staff included clerks, accountants, secretaries and other support staff. When the Department was reorganized between 1972 and 1974, the functions formerly undertaken by this business unit were split into other units.

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    The series consists of files related to the provision of legal advice and assistance to government ministries. The files include requests for solicitor assignments, correspondence with client department, legal research, legal advice and opinions, copies of supporting court documents, and other related records.

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    The records were acquired through records schedules 1982/223 and 2017/004.


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        Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes all or parts of accessions GR1986.0008, GR1989.0217, GR1989.0218, GR1996.0351, GR2001.1008, GR2003.0120, GR2005.0142, GR2006.0225, GR2006.0592, GR2006.0597, GR2010.0196, GR2010.0225, GR2010.0267, GR2011.0623, GR2011.0667, GR2012.0288, GR2012.0289, GR2012.0642, GR2012.0719, GR2012.0729, GR2012.0733, GR2012.0734, GR2012.0924, GR2014.0008, GR2014.0009, GR2014.0043, GR2014.0050, GR2014.0076, GR2014.0091, GR2014.0095, GR2014.0099, GR2014.1713, GR2015.0209, GR2015.0211, GR2015.0212, GR2015.0213, GR2015.0214, GR2015.0215, GR2015.0218, GR2015.0224, GR2015.0226, GR2015.0228, GR2015.0230, GR2015.1361, GR2016.0250, GR2016.0908, GR2016.0926, GR2016.1596, GR2017.0325, GR2017.0381, GR2017.0465, GR2017.0815, GR2017.0816, GR2017.0841, GR2017.0871, GR2017.0875, GR2017.0964, GR2017.1077, GR2017.1082, GR2017.1118, GR2017.1141, GR2018.0246, GR2018.0251, GR2018.0257, GR2018.0258, GR2018.0261, GR2018.0267, GR2018.0268, GR2018.0270, GR2018.0271, GR2018.0272, GR2018.0274, GR2018.0275, GR2018.0277, GR2018.0278, GR2018.0280, GR2018.0281, GR2018.0287, GR2018.0291, GR2018.0295, GR2018.0296, GR2018.0298, GR2018.0299, GR2018.0302, GR2018.0304, GR2018.0306, GR2018.0307, GR2018.0309, GR2018.0313, GR2018.0316, GR2018.0318, GR2018.0321, GR2018.0325, GR2018.0328, GR2018.0329, GR2018.0331, GR2018.0332, GR2018.0334, GR2018.0344, GR2018.0346, GR2018.0347, GR2018.0348, GR2018.0349, GR2018.0350, GR2018.0351, GR2018.0353, GR2018.0354, GR2018.0357, GR2018.0358, GR2018.0359, GR2018.0362, GR2018.0363, GR2018.0364, GR2018.0366, GR2018.0367, GR2018.0368, GR2018.0369, GR2018.0373, GR2018.0376, GR2018.0377, GR2018.0378, GR2018.0383, GR2018.0384, GR2018.0385, GR2018.0386, GR2018.0389, GR2018.0391, GR2018.0392, GR2018.0399, GR2018.0400, GR2018.0402, GR2018.0404, GR2018.0408, GR2018.0409, GR2018.0410, GR2018.0415, GR2018.0420, GR2018.0421, GR2018.0422, GR2018.0424, GR2018.0428, GR2018.0430, GR2018.0432, GR2018.0433, GR2018.0434, GR2018.0435, GR2018.0439, GR2018.0442, GR2018.0443, GR2018.0448, GR2018.0461, GR2018.0475, GR2018.0479, GR2018.0480, GR2018.0482, GR2018.0484, GR2018.0490, GR2018.0495, GR2018.0498, GR2018.0499, GR2018.0503, GR2018.0507, GR2018.0528, GR2018.0535, GR2018.0544, GR2018.0552, GR2018.0553, GR2018.0557, GR2018.0558, GR2018.0559, GR2018.0560, GR2018.0561, GR2018.0562, GR2018.0563, GR2018.0571, GR2018.0574, GR2018.0575, GR2018.0576, GR2018.0577, GR2018.0591, GR2018.0592, GR2018.0593, GR2018.0600, GR2018.0603, GR2018.0607, GR2018.0620, GR2018.0638, GR2018.0642, GR2018.0648, GR2018.0656, GR2018.0658, GR2018.0659, GR2018.0671, GR2018.0678, GR2018.0689, GR2018.0699, GR2018.0745, GR2018.0767, GR2018.0768, GR2018.0777, GR2018.0786, GR2018.0787, GR2018.0788, GR2018.0792, GR2018.0818, GR2018.0826, GR2018.0835, GR2018.0836, GR2018.0942, GR2018.1185, GR2018.1186, GR2018.1197, GR2018.1336, GR2018.1337, GR2018.1341, GR2018.1376, GR2018.1424, GR2018.1425, GR2018.1430, GR2018.1432, GR2018.1433, GR2018.1446, GR2019.0003, GR2019.0102, GR2019.0178, GR2019.0253, GR2019.0277, GR2019.0298, GR2019.0300, GR2019.0324, GR2019.0357, GR2019.0365, GR2019.0366, GR2019.0601, GR2019.0670, GR2019.0779, GR2019.0782, GR2019.0784, GR2020.0014, GR2020.0142, GR2020.0156, GR2020.0170, GR2020.0173, GR2020.0174, GR2020.0175, GR2020.0176, GR2020.0199, GR2020.0245, GR2020.0481, GR2020.0926, GR2020.0929, GR2020.0931, GR2020.0932, GR2020.0933, GR2020.0934, GR2020.0935, GR2020.0936, GR2020.0937, GR2020.0940, GR2020.0941, GR2020.0945, GR2020.0947, GR2020.0949, GR2020.1027, GR2020.1028, GR2020.1149, GR2020.1150, GR2020.1155, GR2020.1159, GR2020.1172, GR2020.1173, GR2020.1175, GR2020.1192, GR2020.1231, GR2020.1237, GR2020.1238, GR2020.1239, GR2020.1240, GR2020.1269, GR2020.1270, GR2020.1297, GR2020.1329, GR2020.1330, GR2020.1333, GR2020.1339, GR2020.1340, GR2020.1352, GR2020.1379, GR2020.1387, GR2020.1388, and GR2020.1440.

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            The scope and content is based on Item 2 of 1982/223 and Item 01 of 2017/004.

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