Attorney General Duties

  • The Attorney General is the state's top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and interests of Michigan through a broad range of duties.

    The Attorney General's responsibilities include safeguarding the public from violent criminals, helping victims of crime, leading the fight against human trafficking and opioid abuse, preserving Michigan's spectacular natural resources, protecting consumers and addressing illegal business practices.

    By law, the Attorney General cannot provide legal advice to private citizens.

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    The Michigan Department of Attorney General employs approximately 500 persons in a wide variety of professional, clerical, and technical positions.

    As classified state employees, our staff enjoys excellent fringe benefits and a common dedication to providing high quality legal representation on behalf of our client agencies, the Executive, Judiciary and Legislative branches of government, and the citizens of our state.