The Opinions and Local Government Division discharges one of the Attorney General's primary statutory duties, i.e., issuing legal opinions of the Office to state and local officials, boards, agencies, and their attorneys. The Attorney General is the official Revisor of Statutes for the Mississippi Code. This division also reviews legislation, which will potentially impact voting procedures or office holders in the state, submitting the same to the U.S. Justice Department. It provides training and legal assistance to local officials and approves interlocal agreements.
It is my duty as Attorney General to issue opinions on questions of law that are of a public nature to state and local officials, boards, agencies, and their attorneys. My office receives many questions about the opinion process. Our Frequently Asked Questions Guide is intended to provide answers to those inquires. I hope that you find this guide to be a helpful tool. Please do not hesitate to call my office for further assistance. You may call the Opinions Division at 601-359-3838 or 601-359-3167.
Click here to view the 2009 bills that have been submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Justice for preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
For summarized opinions, visit our Summary of Opinions page. Below you will find categories of agreements and full opinions.
For a listing of Opinions and Interlocal Agreements from all Categories, click here.