Media Advisory: Health Care is Focus of Attorneys General Meeting

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Nashville, Tenn. It will focus on “Healthcare Dynamics in the 21st Century” and Tennessee Attorney Herbert H. Slatery III will host. He serves as chair of the NAAG Southern Region.

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New Director Chosen to Lead the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute

Washington, D.C. — Amy Tenney Curren has been chosen as the new director of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). Curren most recently served as assistant dean for Academic Services and Registrar and a member of the adjunct faculty at the American University Washington College…

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Media Advisory: Reducing Violence is Focus of Attorneys General Meeting

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Washington, D.C. It will focus on “Reducing Violence: Innovations that Work” and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine will host. He serves as chair of the NAAG Eastern Region.

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State AGs Urge Swift Passage of Child Pornography Victim Bill

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly pass a federal bill known as the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017 (S.2152). It establishes guidelines for restitution and seeks to ensure that victims receive timely and meaningful restitution. The…

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Media Advisory: State Attorneys General Convene in DC for Winter Meeting

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), with a membership comprised of the 56 state, District of Columbia and territory attorneys general, will host its annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is the 2017-2018 NAAG president.

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National Association of Attorneys General Appoints New Executive Director

Washington, D.C. —The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is announcing the appointment of Chris Toth as its new executive director following the U.S. Senate confirmation of Jim McPherson to serve as general counsel to the U.S. Department of the Army. The leadership transition was effective December 23. McPherson served as NAAG executive director for almost 10 years. He is…

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Attorneys General Partner with Special Olympics

Washington, D.C. —The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), with its membership of 56 state and territory attorneys general, announced today a partnership with Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). LETR raises funds for and awareness about the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The national partnership will help increase the number of law enforcement officials involved in…

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The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence: What Does it Mean for You?

In this issue, the Ethics Corner addresses the recently-amended ABA Model Rule 1.1 and what it now means to provide competent representation, "including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology."

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State Sovereign Immunity

Under the doctrine of "state sovereign immunity," a state cannot be sued in federal and state court without its consent, except in limited circumstances. This article walks through Supreme Court jurisprudence on sovereign immunity and explains the different regimes that states have adopted.

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Litigation, Legislation and Policy – Two Years of Reaction to NC Dental

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC has now been on the books for two years, and the time seems ripe for an update on litigation, legislation, and advocacy that address the exception from application of federal antitrust laws known as state action immunity.

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