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.


Deposition Skills
Tampa, FL
STARTS: January 8, 2015
ENDS: January 9, 2015

Voir Dire
New York, NY
STARTS: January 14, 2015
ENDS: January 16, 2015

Human Trafficking for State Prosecutors: Bismark, ND
Bismark, ND
STARTS: January 20, 2015
ENDS: January 21, 2015

Legal Writing for OAG-CA
Los Angeles, CA
STARTS: January 21, 2015
ENDS: January 21, 2015

Trial Advocacy Training for OAG-AS
Pago Pago, Am. Samoa
STARTS: January 26, 2015
ENDS: January 29, 2015

Human Trafficking for State Prosecutors: Pago Pago, Am. Samoa
Pago Pago, Am. Samoa
STARTS: January 29, 2015
ENDS: January 30, 2015

Negotiation Skills Training for OAG-HI
Honolulu, HI
STARTS: February 2, 2015
ENDS: February 3, 2015

Faculty Development
Atlanta, GA
STARTS: February 9, 2015
ENDS: February 10, 2015

Advanced Trial Techniques and Investigator Training for OAG-MI
Lansing, MI
STARTS: February 11, 2015
ENDS: February 13, 2015

Train the Trainers
Washington, DC
STARTS: February 19, 2015
ENDS: February 20, 2015

Legal Writing for OAG-IN
Indianapolis, IN
STARTS: February 23, 2015
ENDS: February 23, 2015

Legal Writing
Little Rock, AR
STARTS: March 23, 2015
ENDS: March 25, 2015