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Volume: 5 Number: 1

Title: National Association of Attorneys General

Source/Sponsoring Agency: National Association of Attorneys General


Date Checked:       Status: Active

Date Annotated: 8/5/99

Topics: Consumer Protection Law;

Other keywords: Attorney General;

Contents: The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has a very attractive and easy-to-use homepage which will appeal to members of NAAG, legal researchers and the general public. NAAG's mission is to facilitate interaction between and the enhanced performance of its 56 members. To this end, the web site provides a section entitled "Attorneys General in the News," which provides extensive coverage of recent news items regarding the activities of various states' attorneys general. There are several sections that are for NAAG members only, as well, such as the "Violence Against Women Project." For the consumer, the site offers numerous articles on consumer fraud and scams, and a searchable database that provides information on contacting the visitor's own state attorney general. In the database, each Attorney General has a web site and extensive bibliography, along with a mailing address and phone numbers. There is a very well-written FAQ entitled "The Work of Attorneys General," which explains, in plain English, what attorneys general do, how they are elected, and how long they serve. NAAG's "State Constitutional Law Bulletin" is available from this site, and its archive goes back to Volume 12, No. 1 (October 1998). The site has a simple search engine available from the main page, but no information regarding how frequently it is updated.

Author of Annotation: B.N. Whittington

Last Modified: 6/20/2012