Nov 03, 2020
Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
The Attorney General of North Carolina is an elected constitutional office in the executive branch of the North Carolina state government. As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney general provides legal representation and advice to all state government departments, agencies and commissions, writes legal opinions and litigates in criminal appeals cases. The attorney general is elected in presidential election years and is not subject to term limits. The attorney general, in addition to serving as the state's chief legal advisor, heads the North Carolina Department of Justice. The duties and responsibilities of office are dictated by the state constitution and state statutes: represent the state and its officials, departments, agencies and commissions in all civil matters; provide legal opinions, when requested by the general assembly, governor or other state official; assist judges, district attorneys, magistrates and municipal and county attorneys, handle criminal appeals from state trial courts. The office of the attorney general does not: prosecute specific crimes (unless requested by the local district attorney), have jurisdiction over local district attorneys, law enforcement agencies and personnel or courts, provide legal counsel to individuals or private organizations. The salary for this position is $124,676/year.
Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US