About the National Association of Attorneys General
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is the nonpartisan national forum for America's state and territory attorneys general. NAAG provides a community for attorneys general and their staff to collaboratively address issues important to their work, as well as training and resources to support attorneys general in protecting the rule of law and the United States Constitution.
NAAG members are the attorneys general from:
- All 50 states
- The District of Columbia
- American Samoa
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- The U.S. Virgin Islands
What does NAAG do?
Founded in 1907, the Association:
NAAG fosters bipartisan engagement and cooperation among attorneys general and their staffs on legal and law enforcement issues. NAAG provides a forum for attorneys general to work together on bipartisan policies and initiatives and to collaborate with local, state, federal, and international partners to extend the impact and reach of this work.
NAAG delivers nonpartisan, trusted information and promotes the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and insights on subjects of importance to attorneys general and their staff. Through its research and analysis, NAAG helps the public better understand the unique role and contributions of attorneys general to society.
Through its research and training arm the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), NAAG provides non-biased training, research, and analysis to empower attorneys general and their staffs to better serve their constituents.
NAAG's mission is accomplished through:
- Facilitating information sharing among offices.
- Providing strategic and legal consulting.
- Planning and executing a continuing legal education (CLE) program for state lawyers.
- Hosting trainings, conferences, summits, and special events.
- Publishing reports and newsletters on trending topics.
- Serving as a liaison to the federal government.
NAAG has five core values that guide the direction of the Association.
To provide outstanding support to the Association’s members and their staffs as they serve the people of their state, territory, and district.
To adhere to the highest level of personal and professional ethics in all Association endeavors, remembering that every member of the Association is accountable to the people of their state, territory or district.
Collaboration and Cooperation
To seek the views and experiences of the Association membership on issues the Association addresses and to provide members with opportunities to share their knowledge, experiences and insights.
Engagement and Inclusiveness
To provide a forum where every Association member can engage his or her colleagues on matters of mutual interest in a congenial atmosphere of trust and respect in which inclusiveness is always the goal.
Leadership, Listening, and Understanding
To encourage and facilitate the exercise of thoughtful, virtuous, courageous and committed leadership in historical and contemporary context for the common good and for transcendent purposes, even at member’s or members’ conscious choice of facing controversy.
The Mission Foundation, Inc. is a separate nonprofit organization that engages in education, research, and training programs, supporting the enforcement of the Master Settlement Agreement, and funding other NAAG programs and initiatives.