The Office of the Advocate General, Orissa came into existence with the creation of separate province of Orissa from 1st April, 1936. High Court of Orissa was separated from Patna High Court during the year, 1948. After establishment of High Court of Orissa, 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 Orissa since, 1948, Office of the Advocate General, Orissa is a permanent establishment, It has two wings viz. Judicial and Administrative-cum-Accounts.
The Judicial Wing has been subdivided by four Sections namely Writ, Civil, Criminal and Contempt. 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.