What Is an Attorney General's Office?


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An Attorney General's office is the office where the Attorney General and his or her staff works. Every state and the federal government have an Attorney General's office.

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The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state or for the federal government. They serve as an attorney to the legislature and government agencies, and generally work for all citizens of their particular state. The Attorney General's powers vary from state to state. They typically issue opinions to agencies, propose legislation, engage in consumer protection matters, represent the state and state agencies in court and handle serious criminal prosecutions and civil suits on behalf of the state.

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