Letters of Advice

Letters of advice are written communications that, unlike formal attorney general opinions, are typically signed by an assistant attorney general (rather than by the Attorney General) and do not have the binding force of law. Letters of advice may be written when an opinion request raises issues that can be determined by reference to clear statutory authority, a prior formal opinion or case law, or are purely local or fact specific matters on which a formal opinion would not have statewide application, or when the Attorney General determines that some guidance for the requesting party would be helpful but a formal opinion would not be appropriate.