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There are many different elected and appointed public officials whose job is to represent the best interests of Californians. You can learn about the roles and responsibilities of some of these officials by clicking on any of the links below:
The Attorney General is the chief law officer of the State of California and is elected and charged by the state constitution with the responsibility to ensure that the state laws are uniformly and adequately enforced. He/she has direct supervision over every district attorney, sheriff, and other law enforcement officers as may be designated by law in all matters pertaining to the duties of their respective offices.
The Attorney General is the head of the Department of Justice. He/she is the attorney in charge of all legal matters in which the state is interested with the exception of business involving the regents of the University of California or other boards or officers that are authorized to employ their own attorneys.
The Attorney General represents the people of California before trial, appellate, and Supreme Courts of California and the United States in criminal and civil matters. He/she also serves as legal advisor to all state departments as well as other important state boards and commissions.
Visit the Attorney General's Home Page.