Legislative Counsel Bureau - Legal Division

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As legal adviser to the Legislature, the Legislative Counsel or Legal Division staff, on direction of the Legislative Commission, may appear in, commence, prosecute, defend, or intervene in any action, suit, or other judicial or administrative proceeding to protect the official interests of the Legislature or any of its committees.

The Legal Division also drafts bills and resolutions, issues legal opinions, staffs standing committees and interim studies, reviews administrative regulations, assists the public, and provides certain other legal assistance when requested.

The Legal Division, with a staff of lawyers and technicians, is responsible for the publication and indexing of Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) and several compilations of selected portions of NRS.