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Pursuant to the laws of the State of Mississippi, the Attorney General and his assistants represent the State of Mississippi and are required to devote their entire time and attention to these public duties. Except as otherwise expressly authorized by law, for example, the limited acts authorized under the consumer protection laws, etc., assistants do not represent or advise private individuals in regard to private legal matters. In addition, the Attorney General and his assistants are expressly prohibited from advising in any manner a person charged with a crime or the breach of a penal statute.

Because the assistants are prohibited from representing or advising persons on private legal matters, any information that you disclose will generally not be considered an attorney/client communication and will not be afforded protections that are normally afforded to attorney/client communications.

If your inquiry concerns a private legal matter, you should consult a private attorney in order to protect your legal rights. You may wish to visit the Mississippi Bar’s website for guidance on how to select an attorney at this link: http://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/how-to-select-a-lawyer.aspx