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Legal Opinions

As the chief law officer of the state, the California Attorney General provides legal opinions upon request to designated state and local public officials and government agencies on issues arising in the course of their duties. The formal legal opinions of the Attorney General have been accorded "great respect" and "great weight" by the courts.

Legal opinions of the Attorney General may be viewed on this website and searched using the online search links below. In addition to searching opinions by year and by key words or phrases, you now can search for opinions by specific citations.