Nov 06, 2018
Jul 30, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018
The Attorney General of Iowa is head of the state department of justice and chief legal officer of the state. The attorney general represents the state of Iowa and its agencies in court cases, gives legal advice to state agencies and issues written opinions on questions of law submitted by state officials. In Iowa, the attorney general is elected in federal midterm election years to serve four-year terms and does not face term limits. The Attorney General of Iowa heads the Iowa Department of Justice. The Department of Justice is in charge of the representation of the state of Iowa and its officers. The attorney general, "provides legal counsel and direction to the state by participation in cases before the courts where the state has an interest and by formulating written opinions to state officers and county attorneys on questions of state law of public importance." It also represents the state in all criminal and juvenile court appeals, provides training for criminal justice professionals, provides victims' service and represents consumers in utility rate cases. Every two years, the attorney general must submit a report to the governor about the office and its actions over the last two years. The salary for this position is $123,669/year.