Updated: February 20 2018

Hawaii - Attorney General

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer and chief law enforcement officer of the State of Hawaii.  The Attorney General is appointed by the Governor. 180 attorneys and over 500 professional and support personnel assist the Attorney General in fulfilling the responsibilities of the office.

Personally or through deputy attorneys general, the Attorney General (1) appears for the State in civil and criminal cases when the State is a party; (2) investigates violations of state laws, and initiates civil and criminal actions to enforce the laws or prosecute persons who violate them; (3) prepares legal opinions for the Governor, the Legislature, and the heads of state departments; (4) advises state officials on legal matters so that they may faithfully execute their duties and responsibilities; and (5) defends and represents state officials and employees when they are sued for actions they have taken or are about to take in connection with their state positions.

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Hawaii - Attorney General
425 Queen Street,
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-1500
Web: http://ag.hawaii.gov/

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