Located in Montpelier, the “Front Office” handles the overall administration of the Office of the Attorney General. In close consultation with the Attorney General, it sets policies and priorities for staff, makes decisions on major litigation initiatives and other projects, develops budgets, manages the expenditure of funds, and administers personnel matters for staff.
The Deputy Attorney General serves as the Chief Operations Officer responsible to the Attorney General. The Deputy oversees the organization and operation of the office; the development and implementation of policy and priorities; general supervision and control of litigation and settlement negotiations; personnel and business administration, together with any and all administrative, legislative and litigation responsibilities as the Attorney General may direct.
The Chief Assistant Attorney General serves as general Chief of Staff, chief counsel and budget administrator for the Office and, by designation of the Attorney General, represents the Office in the absence of the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General. The Chief Assistant serves as legal counsel to the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and Division Chiefs, advisor on all matters relating to the performance and operation of the Office, and counsel at large to state agencies, boards, and to the legislative and executive branches of government.
Overall budget and financial administration is handled by the Office’s Business Manager and the Chief Assistant Attorney General. Personnel administration and the coordination and supervision of secretarial and administrative support services are the responsibilities of the Personnel Officer / Office Manager. General management over the training, use and upgrades regarding computer and technology services are handled by the IT Manager.