National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI)

National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) is the research and training arm of the National Association of Attorneys General.
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In an op-ed published by Roll Call, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and South Carolina Attorney General Alan...
03/23/2021
How Congress can save the Crime Victims Fund - Roll Call

In an op-ed published by Roll Call, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson highlight the importance of supporting crime victims & survivors with critical services through the #VOCAFix.

NAAG encourages the Senate to join the House in swiftly passing the bill. Learn more: https://www.rollcall.com/2021/03/23/voca-fix-act-how-congress-can-save-the-crime-victims-fund/

OPINION — Survivors cannot wait another moment. The Senate must act now to repair the Crime Victims Fund by passing the VOCA Fix Act.

Rates of COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution will continue to increase as manufacturers and health departments ...
03/18/2021
The Defense Production Act and Implications for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Rates of COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution will continue to increase as manufacturers and health departments ramp-up capacity and increase efficiency.

Learn how the federal government uses the Defense Production Act in vaccine production: https://www.naag.org/naag-attorneys-general/attorney-general-journal/the-defense-production-act-and-implications-for-the-covid-19-vaccine-rollout/

Learn about how the federal government uses the Defense Production Act in manufacturing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines.

On March 18, join NAAG for a Women's History Month discussion on the progress women, including women of color, have made...
03/09/2021

On March 18, join NAAG for a Women's History Month discussion on the progress women, including women of color, have made in our country since suffrage, the challenges women still face in society and under the law, and their personal paths to becoming attorney general of their state or territory.

Registration is FREE and open to the public: bit.ly/naag-whm

NAAG recently partnered with AJC - American Jewish Committee to provide virtual training on identifying and combating an...
03/04/2021
Antisemitism in America and Its Recent Resurgence

NAAG recently partnered with AJC - American Jewish Committee to provide virtual training on identifying and combating antisemitism to the attorney general community.

By educating and growing awareness of antisemitism, attorneys general around the country are helping fight hate in all forms.

Discover more: https://www.naag.org/extremism-and-hate-crimes/attorney-general-journal/antisemitism-in-america-and-its-recent-resurgence/

By educating and growing awareness of antisemitism, attorneys general around the country are helping fight hate in all forms.

Professors Aaron Nielson & Christopher Walker recently published an important new study on qualified immunity, in which ...
03/02/2021
New Scholarship on Qualified Immunity

Professors Aaron Nielson & Christopher Walker recently published an important new study on qualified immunity, in which they argue that scholars, judges, & policymakers have overlooked the doctrine’s important federalism dimensions.

Read more: https://www.naag.org/qualified-immunity/attorney-general-journal/new-scholarship-on-qualified-immunity-and-federalism/

This article examines overlooked aspects of federalism that states can use to bolster arguments in favor of qualified immunity.

Protecting journalists & safeguarding enshrined principles like freedom of the press are paramount to the overall welfar...
02/23/2021
NAAG Supports Prosecutorial Guidelines to Promote Journalist Safety

Protecting journalists & safeguarding enshrined principles like freedom of the press are paramount to the overall welfare of any society. State attorneys general have worked with UNESCO to develop guidelines for prosecuting crimes against journalists.

Read more: https://www.naag.org/international/attorney-general-journal/naag-supports-development-of-prosecutorial-guidelines-focused-on-promoting-journalist-safety/

State attorneys general have worked with UNESCO to develop guidelines for prosecuting crimes against journalists.

Did you know the Bluebook, a legal citation guide for lawyers, has published a new edition with hundreds of changes?Find...
02/18/2021
The New Bluebook - 21st Edition Has Some Significant Changes

Did you know the Bluebook, a legal citation guide for lawyers, has published a new edition with hundreds of changes?

Find out what new changes may be of interest to state attorneys by reading the latest Attorney General Journal article: https://www.naag.org/naag-attorneys-general/attorney-general-journal/the-new-bluebook-21st-edition-has-some-significant-changes/

The newest edition of the Bluebook, a legal citation style guide, includes some changes of interest to state attorneys.

In anticipation of the availability of safe & effective COVID-19 vaccines, NAAG spent fall 2020 developing training oppo...
02/16/2021
Resources on the Legal and Policy Implications for COVID-19 Vaccines

In anticipation of the availability of safe & effective COVID-19 vaccines, NAAG spent fall 2020 developing training opportunities & resources, including a new on-demand course for attorney general staff.

Check out NAAG's resources for the attorney general community: https://www.naag.org/covid/attorney-general-journal/nagtri-resources-and-training-on-the-legal-and-policy-implications-for-covid-19-vaccines/

NAGTRI has compiled resources and training on the legal and policy implications for COVID-19 vaccines.

Join NAAG President and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine on Feb. 25 for State of Hate in America: A ...
02/12/2021
State of Hate in America: A Black History Month Fireside Chat | National Association of Attorneys General

Join NAAG President and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine on Feb. 25 for State of Hate in America: A Black History Month Fireside Chat.

Theodore Shaw, director of UNC Center for Civil Rights, will explore the state of hate in America through the lens of the African-American experience.

FREE: https://bit.ly/2MXdDT2

Join NAAG President and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine as he kicks off his 2021 Presidential Initiative, “The People v. Hate: Standing Up for Humanity” with a webinar on Feb. 25 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. This webinar, in celebration of Black History Month, will featur...

The No Surprises Act is aimed at addressing the problem of surprise medical bills. Learn about the new consumer protecti...
02/11/2021
"No Surprises Act" Protects Consumers From Unexpected Medical Bills

The No Surprises Act is aimed at addressing the problem of surprise medical bills. Learn about the new consumer protection provisions in the Act that are enforceable by state attorneys general. ⬇️

https://www.naag.org/consumer-protection/attorney-general-journal/congress-passes-no-surprises-act-to-protect-consumers-from-unexpected-medical-bills/

The No Surprises Act includes new consumer protection provisions enforceable by state attorneys general.

A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Chicago v. Fulton addressed issues of interest to states and muni...
02/09/2021
Supreme Court Allows Creditors to Retain Lawfully Seized Assets

A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Chicago v. Fulton addressed issues of interest to states and municipal creditors.

Learn more about the Court's ruling: https://www.naag.org/bankruptcy/attorney-general-journal/supreme-court-allows-creditors-to-retain-assets-lawfully-seized-prior-to-bankruptcy/

The Supreme Court's recent decision in City of Chicago v. Fulton addressed issues of interest to states and municipal creditors.

The newest Attorney General Journal post explores how state attorneys general have utilized consumer protection laws to ...
02/04/2021
Utilizing Consumer Protection Laws to Address Sexual Abuse Allegations

The newest Attorney General Journal post explores how state attorneys general have utilized consumer protection laws to address allegations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Read more: https://www.naag.org/consumer-protection/attorney-general-journal/state-ags-utilize-consumer-protection-laws-to-address-allegations-of-sexual-abuse-in-the-catholic-church/

State attorneys general have utilized consumer protection laws to address sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Church.

On Jan. 27, NAGTRI announced its annual award winners in recognition of the talented NAGTRI faculty who volunteer their ...
02/01/2021
2020 NAGTRI Award Recipients Announced | NAAG

On Jan. 27, NAGTRI announced its annual award winners in recognition of the talented NAGTRI faculty who volunteer their time and expertise to support NAGTRI trainings.

Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you for your many contributions!

https://www.naag.org/naag-attorneys-general/press-releases/national-attorneys-general-training-and-research-institute-announces-annual-award-recipients/

NAGTRI announced its 2020 annual award winners, recognizing NAGTRI faculty who volunteer their time and expertise.

Register for a FREE #AmericasTownHall on January 26!NAAG's Center for Excellence in Governance has partnered with the Na...
01/21/2021
Federalism and States’ Rights in 2021 and Beyond - National Constitution Center

Register for a FREE #AmericasTownHall on January 26!

NAAG's Center for Excellence in Governance has partnered with the National Constitution Center to host a town hall program. State attorneys general will discuss key issues regarding federalism and states’ rights, from the COVID-19 pandemic to law enforcement, and elections. https://bit.ly/38PI8Tj

The National Constitution Center and the National Association of Attorneys General host a bipartisan conversation of state attorneys general, featuring Attorney General Phil Weiser of Colorado and Attorney General Mark Brnovich of Arizona, to discuss key issues regarding federalism and states....

“Admitted to practice, practicing lawyer, active practice" - What do these attorney general qualifications mean? The new...
01/07/2021
“Admitted to Practice,” “Practicing Lawyer,” “Active Practice”—What Attorney General Qualifications Mean

“Admitted to practice, practicing lawyer, active practice" - What do these attorney general qualifications mean?

The newest Attorney General Journal post discusses cases in which the courts have examined state attorney general qualifications.

This article discusses court cases in which the courts have examined attorney general qualifications for candidates of the state office.

ICYMI: NAAG hosted the 2020 Virtual Capital Forum on Dec. 2-3 and featured sessions on lobbying-related issues, leadersh...
12/28/2020
2020 Capital Forum Video Archive | National Association of Attorneys General

ICYMI: NAAG hosted the 2020 Virtual Capital Forum on Dec. 2-3 and featured sessions on lobbying-related issues, leadership and civility, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recorded sessions from the program can be viewed at: https://naag.org/events-training/video-library/2020-capital-forum/.

Watch the video recordings from the 2020 Capital Forum featuring sessions on lobbying-related issues, leadership, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

NAGTRI's ConsumerResources.org has released its latest installment in Parental Controls to Keep Kids Safe Online.The new...
12/21/2020

NAGTRI's ConsumerResources.org has released its latest installment in Parental Controls to Keep Kids Safe Online.

The newest edition has tips for accessing parental controls on video game consoles.

🎮http://bit.ly/2XUNGpN

Every year, NAAG is proud to present several distinct awards to recognize the outstanding work and dedication of leaders...
12/15/2020

Every year, NAAG is proud to present several distinct awards to recognize the outstanding work and dedication of leaders and staff in attorneys general offices across the country.

Read more about this year's recipients: bit.ly/3r1zx6M

Tomorrow, tune in as Jeanette Manning, Director of the NAGTRI Center for International Partnerships, presents at the Wor...
12/09/2020

Tomorrow, tune in as Jeanette Manning, Director of the NAGTRI Center for International Partnerships, presents at the World Press Freedom Conference on Strengthening Investigations and Prosecutions to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

More Info: wpfc2020.com

COVID-19 vaccines are in the pipeline and scammers won’t be far behind. To learn more about what consumers should look o...
12/08/2020

COVID-19 vaccines are in the pipeline and scammers won’t be far behind. To learn more about what consumers should look out for, read NAAG and the Federal Trade Commission’s joint blog post.

bit.ly/36X7TQr

UNESCO and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) are hosting a discussion tomorrow at 9:00 am ET on "Prosec...
12/07/2020

UNESCO and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) are hosting a discussion tomorrow at 9:00 am ET on "Prosecuting Crimes and Attacks against Journalists." The discussion will be broadcast here: https://www.facebook.com/unesco/.

NAAG assisted the IAP as part of its Global Training Academy to advise on prosecutorial guidelines as the first project under IAP’s and UNESCO’s joint MOU.

STREAM NOW: In the latest episode of The People's Lawyer, DC AG Karl Racine sits down with MT AG Tim Fox to discuss brea...
12/03/2020

STREAM NOW: In the latest episode of The People's Lawyer, DC AG Karl Racine sits down with MT AG Tim Fox to discuss breaking barriers, DC statehood, and his NAAG Presidential Initiative.

The People's Lawyer is available on all major streaming platforms.

bit.ly/3qfsRBT

STREAM NOW: This week's episode features ID AG Lawrence Wasden and MT AG Tim Fox discussing Internet Crimes Against Chil...
11/30/2020

STREAM NOW: This week's episode features ID AG Lawrence Wasden and MT AG Tim Fox discussing Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and international legal cooperation.

The People's Lawyer is available for download on all major streaming services.

bit.ly/33vj00K

Today, NAAG sent a letter to Congress on behalf of 49 state and territory attorneys general urging them to extend the Co...
11/30/2020

Today, NAAG sent a letter to Congress on behalf of 49 state and territory attorneys general urging them to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021.

Learn more: bit.ly/2HX1ATs

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