The Minister of Justice, known as the Attorney General before the transfer of sovereignty in 1997, is the legal adviser to the Hong Kong government and heads the Ministry of Justice. They are assisted by five judges, namely: These questions usually concern legal issues of particular complexity and importance, or on which two or more organizations disagree. The Office is also responsible for reviewing and advising on the constitutionality of pending legislation. The Office of the Legal Adviser advises on all national and international legal issues arising from the work of the Department. This includes assisting department heads and policymakers in formulating and implementing U.S. foreign policy, and promoting respect for and development of international law and its institutions as a fundamental element of that policy. The office consists of approximately 200 permanent lawyers and approximately 100 ancillary staff, including paralegals, contract analysts, secretaries and general administrative staff. While all are based in Washington, D.C., the firm`s lawyers also hold positions as legal counsel and deputy legal counsel at the U.S. missions in Geneva and The Hague, as well as legal counsel positions at U.S. missions to the European Union in Brussels and the United Nations in New York. Occasionally, the firm recruits lawyers for other positions abroad. The Department of Justice and the Attorney General of Saskatchewan do not provide legal advice, legal research or interpretation of any statute or regulation that may apply to a person`s particular circumstances.

General information about Saskatchewan law can be found on the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) website. Our policy group conducts policy analysis to advise the government, which helps shape judicial and constitutional policy and deliver on departmental priorities. In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General or Attorney General (sometimes abbreviated as Attorney General) is the government`s principal legal adviser. The plural is attorneys general. [1] In some jurisdictions, Attorneys General also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, law enforcement, or even responsibility for legal affairs generally. In practice, the extent to which the Attorney General personally provides legal advice to the government varies from province or territory to territory and even from a public office holder in the same jurisdiction, often depending on the level and nature of the office-holder`s previous legal experience. The legal aid service is not authorized to provide legal advice to individuals. While the Attorney General has ministerial responsibility for legal affairs in general (such as, for example, the Attorney General of the United States or the Attorney General of Australia and the respective State Attorneys General in each country), the ministerial portfolio is broadly the same as that of an Attorney General in some other countries.

In Kiribati, Article 42 of the Constitution defines the Attorney General as “the principal legal adviser to the Government”. The Constitution states: “No person shall be entitled to act as an Attorney General or to act unless he is entitled to practise as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Kiribati.” The current Attorney General since 2016 is the Honourable Tetiro Semilota. [8] Please consult a lawyer for legal advice or assistance. Previous departmental plans can be found in the previous year`s plans, reports and guidelines. All decrees and substantive proclamations to be issued by the President are reviewed for form and legality by the Office of the Legal Counsel, as well as various other matters requiring formal approval by the President. The Office of the Legal Counsel is not authorized to provide legal advice to individuals. The Department of Justice and the Attorney General ensure that the justice system is fair, respects the law and protects the rights of all Saskatchewan residents. promoting safe communities; and provides legal and judicial advice to the government. The 2021-22 Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General presents the ministry`s activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

It reports to the public and elected officials on the ministry`s public commitments and other significant achievements. The office is divided into departments that roughly correspond to the various offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including regional offices focused on specific regions of the world and functional offices that deal with specific issues, such as: human rights and refugees; Political and military affairs; Economy; oceans, international environmental and scientific affairs; Foreign legislation and assistance or administration. Accordingly, the Office of the Legal Counsel is divided into twenty-three departments, in addition to offices in The Hague, Geneva, Brussels and New York.