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Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


John Q. Cannon, Director

John L. Fellows, General Counsel

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

210 House Building

State Capitol Complex

Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Phone: 801.538.1032

Fax: 801.538.1712

Legal Services

The Legislature's general counsel and the 20 lawyers currently employed as associates general counsel are the nonpartisan, in-house counsel for the Utah Legislature, including each of its 104 members. The attorneys at the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel (OLRGC) are committed to professional competence, customer service, and the highest standards of professional integrity.

Our Clients

  • The Legislature
  • The majority and minority leadership of the House and Senate
  • Legislative committees, commissions, and task forces
  • Individual legislators
  • Legislative staff offices
  • Individual legislative staff members

Our Services

  • Bill drafting, including amendments to numbered bills and substitute bills
  • Statutory and constitutional interpretation and analysis
  • Legal analysis and advice
  • Legal representation in state and federal court and administrative tribunals
  • Contracts
  • Multi-state law surveys
  • Formal and informal legal opinions
  • Participate in meetings, hearings, and other activities relevant to the legislative process