The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is committed to providing the best legal service to those who are carrying out the promise to Veterans made by Abraham Lincoln in his 2nd inaugural address of 1865:
“To care for him who has borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan”
OGC identifies and meets the legal needs of the large and complex Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our primary objective is to ensure the just and faithful execution of the laws, regulations and policies that the Secretary has responsibility for administering, and by so doing enable the Department to accomplish its mission of service to our Nation's Veterans.
OGC Honors Program: If you are a third-year law student or recent law graduate and interested in a legal career with OGC, click here to learn more about the program.
If you are a legal professional interested in working for OGC, you can find vacancies and apply at the USAJOBS website, here.
I CARE. The VA Core Values and Characteristics apply across the entire VA organization, including OGC. These core organizational values are the foundation of VA culture and support VA’s mission to provide the best care and services to Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries.