The Office of the Advocate General, Odisha came into existence with the creation of separate province of Odisha from 1st April, 1936. High Court of Odisha was separated from Patna High Court during the year, 1948. After establishment of High Court of Odisha, the Office of the Advocate General has started functioning within the High Court premises in the building provided for the purpose by the High Court of Odisha since, 1948, Office of the Advocate General, Odisha is a permanent establishment, It has two wings viz. Judicial and Administrative-cum-Accounts.
The Judicial Wing has been subdivided by five Sections namely Writ, Civil, Criminal, Contempt and State Case. Each Branch has been allotted with ministerial staff and Section Officer to supervise the branch. The administrative wing apart from general administration of the Office looks after maintenance of the office building, creation and appointment of staff and Law Officers and other ancillaries. The Accounts Section deals with all accounts matter, Budget estimate etc. The Confidential section which is under direct control of the Advocate General deals with all opinion flies referred to by Government Departments for rendering opinion. Office of the Advocate General is well equipped with IT infrastructure to maintain Database and information of all legal cases before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Orissa High Court in the greater interest of the State.