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Office of the Chief Counsel

The US Army Corps of Engineers Legal Services System is an integrated network of Counsel offices that spans the globe -- 51 Offices in the Continental United States, as well as offices in Hawaii, Alaska, Korea, Japan, Germany and Iraq. These offices employ over 500 attorneys and support staff. We are counselors to decision-makers and play a critical role in the planning and execution of Corps projects.

Our goal is to practice preventive law -- to get out in front in the planning and design phases of Corps' projects to facilitate smooth and effective execution.

The Corps legal services organization is respected as a leader in the Partnering and Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. As attorneys, our mission is to represent the Corps' legal position and rights as an organization in such areas including contract law, environmental law, fiscal law, torts and admiralty claims, personnel law and EEO.