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Office of the Budget

Legal Office


To provide, in concert with the Office of General Counsel, expert, responsive, and practical legal advice, representation, and services to the Secretary of the Budget and staff of the Office of the Budget that supports the Office of the Budget’s mission and enables the secretary and staff to achieve their goals.


The Office of the Budget is served by a legal staff appointed and subject to the control of the Office of General Counsel. The legal office provides legal research, interpretation, advice, and opinions for the Office of the Budget. It works closely with the Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications and the Office of General Counsel on statutory construction and drafting issues. The legal office also provides advice and counsel to the Office of Comptroller Operations as it carries out its responsibilities in accounting for and auditing of the commonwealth’s financial operations, including developing and administering policies and procedures pertaining to the commonwealth’s contracting for services process. Lastly, the legal office provides legal representation for the Office of the Budget before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.