What do NAAG staff members do?

The NAAG staff, which numbers 38, perform a variety of functions in support of the Attorneys General. Of these staffers, there are 14 lawyers who provide technical assistance to the membership in the following areas: antitrust, bankruptcy, civil rights, consumer protection, cyberspace, energy and environment, Medicaid fraud, the U.S. Supreme Court/state constitutional law, and tobacco. NAAG also provides communications assistance to the public information offices of Attorneys General, and state and federal legislative monitoring of bills/issues as directed by the membership. The NAAG staff serves as a valuable resource to augment the work of staff (which numbers approximately 11,000 nationwide) serving in the offices of the Attorneys General. The NAAG staff manages information clearinghouses, collects and disseminates information on state/federal legal developments and serves as the focal point for the state contacts in that area. NAAG staff does not provide legal advice to the public, nor does the staff investigate individual legal complaints.

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