About the National Association of Attorneys General

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is the nonpartisan national forum for the 56 state and territory attorneys general and their staff. NAAG provides a community for members to collaboratively address issues important to their work 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
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands

What does NAAG do?

Founded in 1907, the Association:

Promotes the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and insights on subjects of importance to attorneys general and their staff.

Explore issues important to attorneys general.

Fosters local, state, and federal engagement, cooperation, and communication on legal and law enforcement issues.

Learn about NAAG’s advocacy work.

Provides training, research, and analysis to attorneys general and their staffs on a wide range of subjects relevant to the practice areas of the attorneys general offices through its research and training arm the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI).

Discover NAGTRI training opportunities.

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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.

Core Values

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.

Mission Foundation

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.