DUTIES OF YOUR ATTORNEY
Attorneys General are the chief legal officers of the states, commonwealths, and territories of the United States. Attorneys General serve as legal counselors to state government agencies and legislatures and as representatives of the public interest.
Attorneys General occupy the intersection of law and public policy, consulting in areas such as child support enforcement, drug policy, and environmental protection.
Typical powers of the Attorneys General include the authority to:
- Institute civil suits;
- Represent state agencies and defend and/or challenge the constitutionality of legislative or administrative actions;
- Enforce open meetings and records laws;
- Revoke corporate charters;
- Enforce antitrust prohibitions against monopolistic enterprises;
- Enforce air, water pollution, and hazardous waste laws in a majority of states;
- Handle criminal appeals and serious statewide criminal prosecutions;
- Intervene in public utility rate cases; and enforce the provisions of charitable trusts.
above information below was taken from the National Association of
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