The Department of Law is a branch of the Alaska state government’s executive branch. The attorney general is the department’s chief executive officer, and he or she is appointed by the governor of Alaska. The attorney general advises the governor and other state officers on legal matters, prosecutes all violations of state criminal law, and enforces consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws. AS 44.23.020 details the attorney general’s responsibilities and powers.
The Attorney General’s Office serves as the governor’s legal advisor and the chief administrator of the Department of Law’s three divisions.
The Attorney General’s Office and Department of Law staff are not permitted to provide legal advice to private citizens or organizations, but only to state agencies and employees.