Our Legal Practice, the largest criminal legal practice in Victoria, comprises the following divisions.

  • Advocacy and Briefing
  • Appeals
  • Policy and Specialised Legal Division
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Specialist Sex Offences
  • Trial Divisions 1, 2 and 3
  • Victims Strategy and Services

The divisions report to the Legal Practice Managers, except for Policy and Specialised Legal which reports directly to the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions.

Legal Prosecution Specialists

Expertise is maintained within the OPP by highly experienced solicitors who are Legal Prosecution Specialists (LPS) in the practice areas of:

  • advocacy
  • commercial crime and fraud
  • corruptions
  • drugs
  • early resolution
  • external agencies
  • general crime
  • homicide
  • mental impairment
  • organised crime
  • proceeds of crime.
  • sentencing
  • sex offences.

There is also a victims specialist within Victims Strategy and Support.

Legal support

Our busy Legal Practice is complemented by legal support staff, with a legal support coordinator.

More information

For more information about the types of roles in the OPP Legal Practice see the Our roles section of this website.