The Effects of Marijuana Legalization on Employment Law
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in varying degrees in recent years. This article explores concerns most commonly faced by employers located in states which have legalized marijuana and provides suggestions for how employers can best navigate this landscape.
Teaching the Logistics of Legislative Drafting in Ethiopia: Part II
Jeromy Pankratz, Assistant Attorney General, South Dakota Attorney General’s Office It was with no small amount of astonishment that I listened to the class discuss with much solemnity their proposed legislation to prevent children of the kingdom from entering the forest while under threat of dragon attack. Wait. It may make more sense to start…
Teaching the Logistics of Legislative Drafting in Ethiopia: Part I
In late October 2015, I had the privilege of conducting a five-day training session for the Office of Legal Counsel of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training focused on the basics of legislative drafting, with an emphasis on drafting domestic legislation to implement international treaties. The training was sponsored by the…
A Front-Row Seat to Courage and Law
Courage comes in many forms, but its basic principle is immutable – the ability of humans to act for the greater good in the face of danger. As we write this article, in Macedonia, a group of independent prosecutors specially selected to investigate and prosecute corruption within their own government, embody courage. Their story is…
Thoughts About Leadership
NAAG Executive Director Jim McPherson discusses establishing a vision, exercising patience, maintaining relationships and other guidance in this piece on using leadership skills.
NAGTRI’s International Fellows Program
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) will host its sixth annual International Fellows Program this June. The program provides the opportunity for participants from all over the world to work collaboratively on the global legal issues they face in their roles as government attorneys.
Recent Powers and Duties Decisions
This article reports on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.