About the Office of State Attorney General

State Attorneys General are the chief legal advisors in their state. Though the role can differ by state, generally this means that State Attorneys General are the heads of their state departments of justice and the chief law enforcement officer for their state. Many states elect their Attorney General while in other states the Governor, State Supreme Court, or State Legislature appoints the Attorney General.

About the Office of State Attorney General

State Attorneys General are the chief legal advisors in their state. Though the role can differ by state, generally this means that State Attorneys General are the heads of their state departments of justice and the chief law enforcement officer for their state. Many states elect their Attorney General while in other states the Governor, State Supreme Court, or State Legislature appoints the Attorney General.

Why Democratic Attorneys General are more important than ever

Today, State Attorneys General are more important than ever in ensuring that the rule of law is upheld in our country in this uncertain political climate.  Our Democratic Attorneys General provide crucial checks and balances on a new federal administration that often refuses to follow the rule of law.  By acting as a line of defense, our Democratic State Attorneys General ensure that the principles and core values that our country was founded upon are protected and upheld. 

 Across the country, the important work of our Democratic Attorneys General protects individuals and ensures the security of our nation, even in traditionally republican areas.  Whether upholding freedom from religious discrimination or advocating meaningful access to affordable healthcare, our Democratic Attorneys General stand ready to use all the tools of their offices to fight unconstitutional actions and challenge undemocratic orders.

Understanding the Role of a State AG’s Office

As chief legal advisors of their state, State Attorneys General are on the front lines of protecting their state interests.   They are tasked with representing their states in legal disputes, issuing legal advice to state agencies and state legislatures, prosecuting violations of state law, and setting policy priorities that protect the interests of their states.  For example, State Attorneys General may bring consumer protection actions, operate victim compensation programs, or sponsor state legislation that protects natural resources in their state.  State Attorneys General are committed to protecting the legal interests of their state and often bring enforcement actions that promote the well-being of vulnerable and marginalized members of their state.