Quarterly NAGTRI Journal Launches

  • Quarterly NAGTRI Journal Launches
    The NAGTRI Journal is a new publication dedicated solely to the legal analysis and research of matters relevant to the attorney general community. The October issue marks the first of a quarterly publication circulated for free.
     
  • Federalism and the 2015 Supreme Court Term
    The Court is scheduled to hear at least six cases in the upcoming term that will undoubtedly shape the scope of federal and state relations and power. Dan Schweitzer, director and chief counsel of the NAAG Center for Supreme Court Advocacy, provides an overview of past decisions and key factors that could determine the outcome of these cases.
     
  • Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of Attorneys General
    This article reports on recent decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.
     
  • International Fellows Author Papers on Innovative Prosecutorial and Crime Fighting Strategies
    NAGTRI held its annual International Fellows Program this summer hosting 23 attorneys from around the world. This year's theme of Innovative Prosecutorial and Crime Fighting Strategies allowed the participants to share ideas and experiences as they wrote joint papers addressing crime reduction. Their papers are now available.
     
  • We are pleased to offer this debut issue of the NAGTRI Journal. Since its start in 2008, the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) ---a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)--has been dedicated to providing quality training and research to our members. Through the electronic monthly newsletter known as NAAGazette, NAGTRI counsel authored articles on matters of interest for the last seven years. As NAGTRI has developed, matured, and expanded, it became clear that a separate publication dedicated solely to legal analysis and research would be of great value to the NAAG community. Consequently, NAAGazette has been retired and the NAGTRI Journal was conceived as a quarterly publication. Matters pertaining to other topics, projects, and meetings of NAAG interest will be part of a separate NAAG breaking e-news brief that will launch in a few months.

    In addition to articles from NAGTRI counsel, the NAGTRI Journal will also include articles written by attorney general staff. We encourage and welcome such staff to submit articles for publication. Please email NAGTRI Deputy Director Judy McKee, jmckee@naag.org, with ideas and suggestions. As we move forward we plan to increase the depth and range of legal issues addressed in this journal and look forward to attorney general staff being part of this process.

    Particular thanks go to the Association staff who helped get the NAGTRI Journal off the ground and who will help shepherd its development in the coming years. We truly have an amazing and dedicated staff.

    The journal’s goal is to help further the mission of the state and territorial attorneys general. To that end, please always feel free to tell us how we can do better. We look forward to the growth of the NAGTRI Journal, and know that all our members---attorneys general and their staff---will be an integral part of its advancement.

    Very Respectfully,

    Jim McPherson

    NAAG Executive Director

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