Volume 5, Number 12

December 19, 2011

Ending Modern Day Slavery
By Rob McKenna, NAAG President and Washington State Attorney General ‪
In 1865, the United States ended slavery within its borders. Or did it? While chattel slavery indeed ended with the Civil War and the passage of the 13th Amendment, the drive to profit from the unwilling efforts of others persists.
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Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of Attorneys General
By Emily Myers, Antitrust Counsel
This is another in our series reporting on recent decisions from across the country affecting the powers and duties of Attorneys General.
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AG Spotlight
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden added to his many roles when he was appointed this year as chairman of the American Legacy Foundation’s Board of Directors to guide the organization’s strategic goals and objectives.
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Cleanup of Department of Energy Sites is Focus of Intergovernmental Meeting
By Paula Cotter, Energy & Environment Counsel
Staff from a dozen Attorneys General offices attended a Dec. 11 -15 meeting with representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to discuss progress on the large, long-term project of cleaning up waste at the Department’s sites across the United States.
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Attorneys General Convene for NAAG Winter Meeting
Thirty-three Attorneys General gathered in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 for the annual NAAG Winter Meeting, the only annual meeting for just Attorneys General and their staff. The theme was “Effective Strategies for Serving Constituents: New Realities, New Directions.”
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AG Office Initiatives
By Adam Eisenstein, Visiting Fellow
Around the time of his election in 2008, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger found that the Oregon Department of Justice had no lawyers dedicated to protecting citizens’ civil rights, especially the rights of military veterans.
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Ending Modern Day Slavery

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2014 Chief Deputies/Chiefs of Staff Meeting

April 23 - 25, 2014
San Diego, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Hunter

Persuasive Legal Writing

April 23 - 25, 2014
National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC
Contact: Judy McKee

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Louisville, KY

April 25, 2014
Louisville Metro Police Department, LMPD Training Academy
Contact: Judy McKee

National Cybercrime Conference

April 28 - 30, 2014
Sheraton Four Points, Norwood, MA
Contact: Hedda Litwin

Representation of State Agencies

April 29 - 30, 2014
Louisville, KY
Contact: Bill Malloy

NAGTRI/RWJF Public Health Fellowship Program

May 1 - 2, 2014
Washington, DC and New York City, NY
Contact: Jeanette Manning