Office of Professional Responsibility [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that is responsible for investigating attorneys employed by the DOJ who have been accused of misconduct or crimes in their professional functions. The mission of the OPR is to ensure that Department of Justice attorneys continue to perform their duties in accordance with the high professional standards expected of the Nation's principal law enforcement agency. The OPR promulgates independent standards of ethical and criminal conduct for DOJ attorneys. However, its jurisdiction is limited to reviewing allegations of misconduct made against Department of Justice attorneys and law enforcement personnel that relate to the attorneys' exercise of authority to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice.