Attorney General of Maryland
|Attorney General of |
the State of Maryland
|Term length||Four years, no term limit|
|Inaugural holder||James Tilghman|
|Formation||Maryland Constitution of 1776 (originally)|
Maryland Constitution of 1864 (most recently)
|Website||Maryland Attorney General|
The Attorney General of the State of Maryland is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland in the United States and is elected by the people every four years with no term limits. To run for the office a person must be a citizen of and qualified voter in Maryland and must have resided and practiced law in the state for at least ten years.
The Attorney General has general charge, supervision and direction of the legal business of the State. He or she is the legal advisor and representative of the Governor, the General Assembly, the Judiciary, and the major departments, various boards, commissions, officials and institutions of State Government. The Office further represents the State in all cases pending in the Appellate Courts of the State, and in the United States Supreme Court and lower Federal Courts.
As of 2015, the attorney general is Brian Frosh.
Chronological list of Attorneys General of Maryland
- Maryland Attorney General official website
- Maryland Attorney General articles at Legal Newsline Legal Journal
- Maryland Attorney General articles at ABA Journal
- News and Commentary at FindLaw
- Maryland Code at Law.Justia.com
- U.S. Supreme Court Opinions - "Cases with title containing: State of Maryland" at FindLaw
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh profile at National Association of Attorneys General
- Press releases at Maryland Attorney General