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Legal Division


Provide timely, thorough legal advice and representation to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education, and State Board of Education, in furtherance of their official duties and public policy goals.

Virginia Jo Dunlap, Chief Counsel II
Len Garfinkel, Chief Counsel II
Todd Smith, Chief Counsel II

Phone: 916-319-0860
Fax: 916-322-2549


The Legal Division is part of Legal and Audits Branch.

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Governing and policy-determining body of the California Department of Education sets K-12 education policy in the areas of standards, curriculum, instructional materials, and assessment.

Questions:   Legal Division | 916-319-0860
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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