Attorneys General: Roles and Emerging Issues

Whether attorneys general are viewed as activists, advocates or interpreters of the law, they impact all areas of public policy and all aspects of citizen life. Emerging technologies have changed the methods used by the chief legal officers to investigate crimes, as well as enforce and prosecute all areas of the law.

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About the Author
This article was edited and compiled by Angelita Plemmer, director of communications for the National Association of Attorneys General. A former print journalist, Plemmer joined the association staff in 2001. She formerly worked as the public information officer for the city of Roanoke, Va. and as the assistant city manager for public information for the city of Alexandria, Va. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Virginia.