AG Liz Murrill
 

Louisiana Department of Justice

Defending our State and the rule of law.

Initiatives

We are committed to protect & serve the people of Louisiana.

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Protecting Women & Children

We work to protect women & children from predators and abuse while also defending parental rights, personal freedom, and the right to life.

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Fighting Fentanyl & Opioid Abuse

In our relentless fight against opioid addiction, we work to secure resources, educate the public, and advocate for greater border security.

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Addressing Crime in Louisiana

We work with law enforcement, District Attorneys and policy makers to ensure our citizens feel safe in their communities.

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Defending Louisiana’s Economy

We stand up to federal overreach and unconstitutional edicts that threaten the prosperity of our State and its industries.  

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Recent News

From the Bayous to the U.S. Supreme Court

1/11/2024

Statement from Attorney General Liz Murrill on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the Biden Administration's Department of Energy

Statement from Attorney General Liz Murrill on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the Biden Administration's Department of Energy

Lafayette man arrested for possession of child porn, sexual abuse of an animal, by AG Murrill’s Cyber Crime Unit

Attorney General Liz Murrill’s Cyber Crime Unit arrested a Lafayette man for multiple sex-crime related charges on Tuesday, May 28.

5/29/2024

Attorney General Murrill and DA Jones announce a former coach has pleaded guilty to multiple sex offenses in Red River Parish; sentenced to 23 years

The abrupt end to a five-year prosecution effort for District Attorney Jones and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office was a victory for the people of Red River Parish.

5/16/2024

Attorney General Liz Murrill shares concerns about the EPA's recent draft risk evaluation for formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a critical building block used to produce many products in many industries. Across the agricultural industry, formaldehyde helps American families access safe meat, poultry, and aquaculture products. It also helps protect livestock against diseases that can cause catastrophic economic losses for farming operations across the United States.

5/14/2024

Our Services

We prioritize the well-being and interests of Louisiana’s citizens.

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Outreach & Education

We empower citizens to stand up for their rights and make a difference in their communities through educational initiatives.

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Collections

We manage educational debts for 25 institutions & 30 state agencies -- without receiving state general fund dollars.

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Trainings & Conferences

We provide training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and criminal justice professionals, as well as Justices of the Peace.

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Occupational Licensing

We oversee a variety of State Boards to supervise their activities and ensure members are in compliance with the law.

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Legal Opinions

We issue AG Opinions to Louisiana state entities, officials, and departments, focusing on legal matters within their jurisdiction.

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Forms & Contracts

We provide business and legal documents along with templates, example contracts, and various forms for use across the State.

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Public Records

We ensure public access to records, including governmental activities, as established by legislative and constitutional provisions.

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Complaints

We ensure avenues for filing complaints regarding fair housing, Medicaid fraud, consumer issues, charity matters, and more.

Meet Liz Murrill

Attorney General Liz Murrill is fighting tirelessly for our rights and values. Armed with over three decades of experience, she challenges federal overreach, defends the rule of law, and upholds Louisiana’s sovereignty with unwavering dedication and integrity, ensuring a brighter future for the State of Louisiana and the people who call it home.

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Liz Murrill Portrait

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ) serves Louisiana’s legal interests and citizens by overseeing various divisions, offering legal resources, and addressing complaints.

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What is the Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ)?

The Louisiana Department of Justice is a department within the executive branch of state government that advocates for the interests of Louisiana and its people. The LADOJ is headed by the Attorney General, who is Louisiana’s chief legal officer, and contains Administrative Services, Civil, Criminal, Federalism, Gaming, Investigation, Litigation, and Public Protection Divisions.

What is the Attorney General (AG)?

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the state and the agency head of the Louisiana Department of Justice, responsible for protecting the rights and interests of Louisiana and its people. The AG holds the highest legal authority in the state’s executive branch and advocates for the state in many ways, like representing the state and its agencies in legal proceedings, reviewing legal contracts, advocating for the state’s rights and interests before federal authorities, and giving legal advice to government agencies and bodies. The AG is elected by Louisiana’s voters.

Can the LADOJ give me legal advice?

Unfortunately, because the LADOJ represents the state, it does not give legal advice to private citizens. However, the Louisiana State Bar Association may be able to assist persons in need of legal advice. Their Lawyer Referral Number is 1-800-421-5722; they have local affiliates who may know of others willing to do pro bono work. More information for them can be found at www.lsba.org/public/lawyerreferral.aspx .

Why does the AG “take” some cases and not others?

Each case presents a unique blend of facts and legal questions. When those questions are new or have significant implications for the state, the Attorney General will either become directly involved in the litigation or assign attorneys to keep a close watch on developments. However, the vast amount of litigation that moves through our courts daily makes it impossible to directly participate in every case. This is why the Constitution grants the AG discretion to determine when and how state resources should be spent in protecting the state’s interests. Fully dedicating the LADOJ to litigation would leave no time or funds to provide the wide range of services our office is required to provide under the law. Additionally, the Constitution does not give the AG original jurisdiction in criminal cases or authority to take a prosecution from a district attorney without cause of recusal by the district attorney.

How do I request a speaker or training?

You may ask the Louisiana Department of Justice for speakers and/or trainers on a variety of issues including Consumer Protection, Open Meetings, Public Records, Dual Officeholding, Ethics, Attorney General Opinions, Public Bid Law, Louisiana Justice Court, Sexual Predator Apprehension, Cyber Crime, Domestic Violence, Insurance Fraud, etc. at www.aglizmurrill.com/trainingsandconferences.

Contact

constituentservices@ag.louisiana.gov

Address

1885 North Third Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Call Us

+1 877 297 0995

 

Email Us

constituentservices@
ag.louisiana.gov

Open Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30AM - 05:00PM