The Directorate Legal Services provides legal advice to the Offices of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Secretary of the National Assembly as well as to the Members of Parliament. The advice is on both procedural and substantive issues of law.
The Directorate’s functions include:
- Legal research
- Legal drafting
- Giving legal advice to Parliamentary Standing Committees
- Summarizing Bills for Members of Parliament
- Drafting legal opinions on constitutional and other questions pertaining to law-making.
- Provision of legal advice to individual Members in the performance of their duties.