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Solicitor General

The Solicitor General unit includes two divisions: the Solicitor General Division and the Opinions Division. The Deputy Solicitors General and the Assistant Solicitors General assist the Solicitor General. The Assistant Attorney General for Law is the Division Chief of the Opinions Division. For the Department, the Solicitor General and the attorneys within the unit perform the following duties: review, edit, and approve all documents filed in the appellate courts; brief (both as a party and as amicus) and argue in significant and special cases; review all formal and informal legal opinions prepared on behalf of the Attorney General; conduct trainings on appellate writing, opinion writing, and complex litigation issues; coordinate requests from the National Association of Attorneys General and other states for joining amicus filings and state sign-on letters; and conduct moot courts for Department attorneys and for state prosecutors.

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