Duties & Responsibilities

Arizona Attorney General's Office / Duties & Responsibilities

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office operates as the largest law firm in the state, charged with representing state agencies and enforcing the state’s laws. The office is divided into divisions and leads boards and councils to achieve its mission. 


State Agency Representation     
The State Government Division provides legal advice and representation to state agencies in areas of environmental enforcement, education and health, employment law, liability management, licensing, natural resources, public law, taxes and transportation.

State Agency Handbook >

Solicitor General’s Office     
The Solicitor General’s Office appears on behalf of the state in federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and Arizona Supreme Court. The division handles felony conviction appeals especially in cases of first-degree murder and cases against minors, capital litigation, special litigation including Open Meeting Law violations, and civil appeals.  

Attorney General Opinions >

Civil Litigation     
The Civil Litigation Division focuses on important issues that affect the daily lives of fellow Arizonans such as protecting the public from consumer fraud, enforcing state antitrust laws to protect competition and consumer welfare, and promoting state civil rights laws.

Know Your Rights >

The Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the AGO. The division handles matters relating to financial remedies, fraud and special prosecutions, drugs and racketeering, health care fraud, and white collar and criminal enterprises.

Protecting our Communities >

Child and Family Protection     
The Child and Family Protection Division provides the Department of Economic Security and the Department of Child Safety with high quality legal representation that promotes the safety, well-being, and highest degree of self-sufficiency of children, vulnerable adults and families. 

Protecting children and strengthening families >



The Attorney General also chairs or is a member of boards and councils.

Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board

The Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board (ACRAB) is a volunteer body consisting of citizens appointed by the Arizona Governor. The Board is authorized to make periodic surveys of the existence and effect of discrimination in the enjoyment of civil rights by any person within the state of Arizona, to foster the elimination of discrimination through community effort, and to issue publications of the results of studies.

Apply for the Board >

Task Force Against Senior Abuse  

The Attorney General's Office coordinates the Task Force Against Senior Abuse (TASA), an advisory board comprised of leadership from the public and private sector that works to enhance the safety and welfare of Arizona senior citizens. 

Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board

The Attorney General serves as the chairman of the Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board (POMB) which adds names of law enforcement members who have lost their lives in the line of duty to the Memorial at the state capitol in addition to an annual dedication ceremony.

Victims’ Rights Advisory Committee

The Office of Victim Services Director chairs the Attorney General’s Victims’ Rights Advisory Committee (VRAC), in which various statewide victims’ rights issues, challenges and best practices are discussed and addressed.