The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) is the research and training arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). 2008 marked the inaugural season for NAGTRI, which was created with a vote by the Executive Committee at the 2007 NAAG Winter Meeting. It was charged with providing an umbrella to expand, standardize, and professionalize research and training, maximize program offerings and facilitate creativity and responsiveness to both long term and short-fuse, developing issues.

Assistant Attorneys General around the country have been trained in important legal topics such as charities fraud, e-discovery, computer forensics for attorneys, predatory lending, trial advocacy, depositions, negotiations, management, and many others. NAGTRI’s mobile trainings respond to specific requests on specific topics from the offices of Attorneys General.

NAGTRI has leveraged many approaches to maximize its reach. Examples include “train the trainer” courses where Assistant Attorneys General are supplied with the expertise and materials necessary to return to their states and train other Assistant Attorneys General at no cost to NAGTRI. NAGTRI, in conjunction with the Alliance partnership funded by USAID, trained 26 Mexican Prosecutors in oral trial advocacy as Mexico switches to an adversarial system.

Many NAGTRI courses are scholarship-based, thanks to the generous support of the Mission Foundation.


Motions Practice for OAG-OH
Columbus, OH
STARTS: October 30, 2014
ENDS: October 31, 2014

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Honolulu, HI

STARTS: October 31, 2014
ENDS: October 31, 2014

Management for OAG-OK
Oklahoma City, OK
STARTS: November 4, 2014
ENDS: November 5, 2014

E-Discovery for OAG-AZ
Phoenix, AZ
STARTS: November 13, 2014
ENDS: November 13, 2014

Advanced Trial Techniques and Investigator Training for OAG-MI
Lansing, MI
STARTS: November 17, 2014
ENDS: November 19, 2014

Legal Writing for OAG-CA
Sacramento, CA
STARTS: November 20, 2014
ENDS: November 20, 2014

E-Discovery for OAG-PR
San Juan, PR
STARTS: December 8, 2014
ENDS: December 8, 2014

NAGTRI Anti-Corruption Training
New York City, New York
STARTS: January 14, 2015
ENDS: January 16, 2015