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About the Arizona Attorney General:

The Arizona Attorney General is a statewide four-year elected position and is the Chief Legal Officer of the state. The Attorney General provides advice to state agencies, enforces consumer protection, civil rights, environmental, criminal and other laws on behalf of the State.

The Basics of the Arizona Attorney General:

The Arizona Attorney General is a statewide four-year elected position and is the Chief Legal Officer of the state. The Attorney General provides legal counsel to state agencies and brings lawsuits on behalf of the state. The Attorney General’s Office also handles any cases between counties. The Attorney General enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws, and prosecutes criminals charged with white-collar crimes, public corruption, environmental law infractions and crimes committed in more than one county.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the Arizona Attorney General:

The Arizona Attorney General is a statewide four-year elected position and is the Chief Legal Officer of the state. The Attorney General provides legal counsel to state agencies and brings lawsuits on behalf of the state. The Attorney General’s Office also handles any cases between counties. The Attorney General enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws, and prosecutes criminals charged with white-collar crimes, public corruption, environmental law infractions and crimes committed in more than one county. The Attorney General prepares formal legal opinions on specific legal issues when requested by state officials, legislators or county attorneys. The Attorney General provides legal services for the Department of Economic Security and the Department of Child Safety. In addition, all appeals statewide from felony convictions are handled by the office.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.