Nevada Attorney General

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Attorney General of Nevada
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Incumbent
Catherine Cortez Masto

since January 1, 2007
Style The Honorable
Term length Four years, two term limit
Inaugural holder George A. Nourse
1864
Formation Nevada Constitution
Website Office of the Attorney General

The Nevada Attorney General is the top legal officer for the state of Nevada. The functions of the office are set forth in Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 228. The Attorney General represents the people of Nevada in civil and criminal matters before trial, appellate and the supreme courts of Nevada and the United States. The Attorney General also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions.

The Attorney General may also work with or help district attorneys, local law enforcement, and federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of justice. In addition, the Attorney General establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Nevadans from fraud or illegal activities that target consumers or threaten public safety, and enforces laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources. Under the state Constitution, the Attorney General is elected to a four-year term. To meet its statutory obligations the office is divided into the following:

The current Nevada Attorney General is Catherine Cortez Masto, who succeeded George Chanos.

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