divisions and units that serve New Mexicans in different ways.
The Attorney General and his Executive Office set the priorities
for the entire agency and develop initiatives to meet the challenges
that face our state. The Government Accountability Division, Border
Violence Division, Immigrant Financial Services Unit were
established to address specific concerns in our state.
The Attorney General’s Civil Division provides legal advice and representation to state agencies, boards and commissions and researches and drafts Attorney General opinions and advisory letters. The Civil Division conducts Sunshine Law seminars to teach state and local bodies their duties under the law and to provide the public with an understanding of what they should expect from their government.
The Investigations Division of Attorney General's Office is comprised of investigators in three separate specialty areas: government accountability, Internet Crimes Against Children, and special investigations.
The staff of the Litigation Division represents the State of New Mexico in three primary areas: general litigation, administrative prosecutions, and representation of judges and state officials on civil writs. This division also enforces the Master Settlement Agreement of the Tobacco Settlement.
The Medicaid Fraud and Elder Abuse Division is a criminal law enforcement unit of the Attorney
The Prosecutions Division investigates and prosecutes crimes throughout the state of New Mexico. Most of the criminal cases handled by the division are referred by the local District Attorney, based on a conflict of interest or because the District Attorney seeks assistance from the Attorney General in some specialized area.
The Water, Environment and Utilities Division strives to protect, preserve, and enhance New Mexico’s fragile environment, water, and natural resources through litigation and cooperative efforts with stakeholders. In addition, staff members represent the interests of New Mexico’s residential and small business consumers in matters of gas, electronic and telecommunication regulation.
The Administrative Services Division and the Information Technology Unit are responsible for the financial and technological well being of the entire agency, so that it may run in the most efficient, effective, and secure manner.