Any contract under which Legal Services are provided by a private law firm or an attorney or paraprofessional who is not employed by the system, regardless of the amount of Legal Services provided in relation to other services, will be deemed an Outside Counsel contract (OCC).
All requests to retain outside counsel shall be submitted in writing to the Office of General Counsel (OGC). All Outside Counsel contracts shall be prepared by the OGC and submitted by the OGC to the Office of Attorney General (OAG) for approval.
State agencies may not initiate the process of selecting outside counsel to be paid with appropriated funds prior to receiving the approval of the Office of Attorney General. No outside counsel may be retained without the prior written approval of the Office of the Attorney General.
Payment for legal services rendered by outside counsel shall be in accordance with the approved Outside Counsel contract.
OCC INVOICE SUBMISSION & REQUIREMENTS
Invoices along with the required documents must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Invoices must be submitted on a monthly basis as stated in the outside counsel contract.
OCC Invoice Example
Provides many examples of the Office of Attorney General (OAG) invoice requirements. Invoices that do not include all required information and/or supporting documents are considered incomplete, which may result in OAG declining to approve payment of the invoice.
Attorney Verification for Invoice
Attorney verification is required on all invoices submitted.
Reimbursement for Mileage Expenses
This information is required on all invoices submitted requesting reimbursement for mileage expenses.
INFORMATION & IMPORTANT LINKS
RFQ Process & Information
Office of the Attorney General Memorandum
Dated: December 9, 2016
For questions pertaining to the outside counsel webpage and/or information contained within; outside counsel invoices, invoice related matters and/or invoice submissions; outside counsel contracts and/or information requests for new contracts, please contact Cyndi Lane, Sr. Administrative Associate.
For all matters requesting legal advice or any other attorney related matters, please contact outside counsel attorney, Katherine Knight, Assistant General Counsel, (979) 458-7461.
Please submit invoices along with all necessary and required documentations to email@example.com.