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History

To effectively trim and streamline the organization and integrate the various legal affairs of Taipei City, the Department of Legal Affairs (DLA) was formed on September 18, 2012 through the merging of the Administrative Appeals Commission and the Law and Regulation Commission.  The department is responsible for the various legal affairs of the city government, including review of laws and regulations, legal counsel, review of administrative appeals, review of complaints of government procurement, state compensation, consumer protection, and other types of legal affairs.

  1. The establishment of the Department of Legal Affairs of the Taipei City Government (September 18, 2012)
    The merging of the Administrative Appeals Commission and the Law and Regulation Commission was discussed and approved at the 1676th Administrative Meeting of Taipei City on April 17, 2012, and the Organizational Regulations of the DLA was approved at the second meeting of the 8th Interim Meeting of the 11th City Council on July 2, 2012.  As a result, the DLA was formally established on September 18, 2012.
  2. The Administrative Appeals Commission of the Taipei City Government (July 1, 1960 to September 7, 2012)
    The Administrative Appeals Commission of the Taipei City Government was established on July 1, 1960 according to the “Organizational Regulation of the Administrative Appeals Commission of the Taipei City Government”. (the Regulation)
    Since the promulgation of the Act for Special Municipality in 1994, the mayor of Taipei City was directly elected by the public. The Regulation was then revised in the same year and made the chairperson full-time instead of part-time.  In addition, to strengthen the public’s trust and the credibility of the decisions on appeal cases, impartial scholars and experts from outside the city government were recruited as majority members of the Commission so as to maintain objectivity and fairness.
  3. The Law and Regulation Commission of the Taipei City Government (April 27, 1977 to September 17, 2012)
    The Law and Regulation Commission was a sub-division of the Legal Affairs Division of the Secretariat of the Taipei City Government prior to 1977.  To respond to the reformation of the legal process and to meet the demand of the “rule of law,” the Legal Affairs Division of the Secretariat of the Taipei City Government added a sub-division of the Law and Regulation Organizational Commission which became the Law and Regulation Commission, an official organization of the first level that shares the same name with the Law and Regulation Commission of the Executive Yuan of the Central Government, and the Taiwan Provincial Government; this was effected on April 27, 1977, after the short-term task of the codification of laws and regulations was implemented.