Office of the New York State Attorney General

State of New York Attorney General – As head of the Department of Law, the Attorney General is both the People's Lawyer and the state's chief legal officer. The Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the people of New York, its organizations, and its natural resources. As the state's chief legal counsel, the Attorney General advises the executive branch of state government, and defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the state.