|(a) This chapter does not constitute independent authority
for any Agency to contract for legal services with Outside Counsel.
(b) This chapter does not apply to an Agency excluded
by §402.0212(a) of the Government Code or an Agency granted an
exemption by, and at the sole discretion of, the Office of the Attorney
(c) The Attorney General, First Assistant Attorney
General, or their designee, as designated in writing, may waive or
modify any provision or requirement contained in this chapter at their
sole discretion. To be effective, any such waiver or modification
must be in writing.
(d) The Office of the Attorney General, at its sole
discretion, may grant exemptions from or modify the retention of Outside
Counsel process and the Request for Voucher Approval process in certain
instances. Such exemptions or modifications may be based on the type
and subject matter of the Outside Counsel Contract at issue.