Nov 03, 2020
Nov 07, 2018 - Jul 27, 2020
The Attorney General of Missouri is an elected constitutional office within the executive branch of the Missouri state government. The office was created in 1806 when Missouri was part of the Louisiana Territory. Missouri's first state constitution in 1820 provided for an appointed attorney general, but since the 1865 constitution, the attorney general has been elected. By law, the attorney general is a member of the Board of Fund Commissioners, the Board of Public Buildings, the Governor's Committee on Interstate Cooperation, the Missouri Highway Reciprocity Commission and the Missouri Housing Development Commission. Offices of the attorney general are located throughout the state of Missouri with the main office being in the Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. The attorney general is the attorney for the entire state, representing the legal interests of Missouri and its state agencies. As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney general must prosecute or defend all appeals to which the state is a party, including every felony criminal case appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court and courts of appeal. The attorney general also is required to institute, in the name and on behalf of the state, all civil suits and other proceedings that are necessary to protect the state's rights, interests or claims. The attorney general may appear, interplead, answer or defend any proceedings that involve the state's interests, or appear on behalf of the state in declaratory judgment proceedings when the constitutionality of a statute is challenged. The attorney general also renders official opinions to the executive and legislative branch and the county prosecuting attorneys on questions of law relating to their duties. The attorney general may institute quo warranto proceedings against anyone unlawfully holding office or move to oust any public official for malfeasance in office. To fulfill these and other responsibilities, the attorney general's office is organized into nine divisions. The salary for this position is $116,437/year.
Submit application to:
Missouri Secretary of State, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65101, US