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National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Concludes 3-Day Training Program

For Release: March 4, 2020 | Noon ET

Contact: Ashley Wynstra | 202-326-6027 | awynstra@naag.org

Twitter: @NatlAssnAttysGn

Washington, D.C. --- The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), hosted a unique three-day training for attorney general staff and members of the government legal community from March 2-4.

The program, titled NAGTRI Academy: Civility, Effective Leadership, and Ethical Lawyering, was attended by six attorneys general and had over 150 attorney general staff representing all 50 states, four territories, and the District of Columbia. Participants also included federal government attorneys, law students, and barristers and solicitors from Canada.

NAGTRI Academy provided attendees with insights and real-world applications on topics, including civility, ethical considerations of the attorney general office, conflict of interest, courtroom conduct, workplace conflict, communications in the public sphere, and wellness and mental health. Concurrent sessions allowed participants to pursue focused sessions on other interest areas including navigating ethics and understanding and using principles of management and leadership.

“We designed NAGTRI Academy to facilitate discussion and analysis of complex, thorny issues that face our society and our individual lives as lawyers and citizens,” said NAGTRI Director Amy Tenney Curren. “Through focused sessions on navigating ethics, understanding and using principles of management and leadership, and how best to be effective in various professional settings, NAGTRI Academy offered government lawyers innovative ways to approach the important work that they do.”

During NAGTRI Academy, NAAG hosted its annual Presidential Reception featuring remarks by NAAG President and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on his presidential initiative, “Transformational Leadership and Civility.”

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The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territories.

The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), which was founded in 2007, provides training to state attorneys general staff and others. 

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