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State Attorneys General

The chief law officer for the state who supervises the legal affairs of the state, provides legal counsel to the administrators of state government and to county legal officers, supervises the activities of law enforcement agencies, has supervisory authority over county district attorneys and serves as the chief legal counsel in all litigation involving the state. While varying from one jurisdiction to the next due to statutory and constitutional mandates, typical powers of the Attorneys General include the authority to issue formal opinions to state agencies; act as public advocates in areas such as child enforcement, consumer protections, antitrust and utility regulation; propose legislation; enforce federal and state environmental laws; represent the state and state agencies before the state and federal courts; handle criminal appeals and serious statewide criminal prosecutions; institute civil suits on behalf of the state; represent the public's interests in charitable trust and solicitations; and operate victim compensation programs.

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New York State Attorney General - Main Office

1 Empire State Plaza
The Capitol
Albany, NY

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New York State Attorney General - Rochester

144 Exchange Boulevard
Suite 200
Rochester, NY

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New York State Attorney General - Syracuse

300 S State Street
Suite 300
Syracuse, NY

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