State Attorneys General Convene in DC for Capital Forum

WHO: The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is hosting its annual Capital Forum. Attorneys general scheduled to speak include: Karl A. Racine, NAAG President and District of Columbia Attorney General Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General Ashley Moody, Florida Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney…

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The Anticorruption Manual: Section II: Investigating Corruption Cases

This article is part of a series about The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors. It follows two other pieces: (1) an introductory article that explains why the Manual is important and timely, looks at challenges faced by state-level corruption prosecutors and how the Manual can address some of them, and provides an overview…

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The Anticorruption Manual: Section I: Species of Corruption

This article is part of a series about The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors. It follows an introductory article that explains why the Manual is important and timely, looks at challenges faced by state-level corruption prosecutors and how the Manual can address those challenges, and provides an overview of the Manual’s six sections….

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National Association of Attorneys General Announces Release of Anticorruption Manual for State and Local Prosecutors

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced the upcoming release of The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors. The book, which provides an overview of prosecuting corruption in the United States, is the first publication in 30 years dedicated to guiding prosecutors who investigate and charge public corruption crime. It is…

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Attorneys General Urge Senate to Pass Law to Fight Shell Companies

As our States’ chief legal officers, we are concerned about the use of American financial institutions for money laundering by terrorist groups and other criminal enterprises.

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Ethics in Negotiations

This course will begin by exploring the ethical obligations lawyers have when representing an organization or agency and conclude with determining how to assess whether a threat in a negotiation is permissible under the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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“Lawful Investigative Activities,” Pretext, and Rule 8.4(c) of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct

There are important considerations to ensure a lawyer’s oversight complies with local ethics rules. This article addresses Colorado’s rule and provides practical considerations for lawyers to consider in conducting their own such investigations.

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Ethics Corner: The Nation’s Prosecutors Uphold Their Sworn Oaths

Many law review articles insist that overzealous prosecutors, intentionally or negligently exceeding the scope of their legitimate authority. This article argues that there is virtually no empirical support for this proposition, and the evidence supports the conclusion that prosecutorial misconduct occurs with admirable infrequency.

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Ethics Corner: Prosecutors and PowerPoints

With courts embracing the use of modern technology during trials, prosecutors have turned to PowerPoints in closing arguments to summarize the evidence presented to the jury. The Ethics Corner summarizes cases where appellate courts found that prosecutors had committed professional misconduct in those presentations and gives practice points as to how prosecutors might use presentations ethically and effectively.

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Ethics Corner: Creating a Chief Integrity Officer Position

This article details how this new position has been structured to ensure that ethics and integrity are integrated into every aspect of the AG office’s operations.

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