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Washington State Attorney General Opinions

Explains how to locate Washington state attorney general opinions.

Locating Attorney General Opinions in The Library

Bound copies of the AGOs, from 1890 to 2010, are located at KFW440.5 - Kelley Reading Room. They are also available on microfiche, located in the Microform Collection on the Second Floor of the Chastek Library, along with AGOs from other states.

An AGO or AGLO on a specific topic or specific opinion can be identified by using a subject matter index at the end of each bound volume.  AGOs are cited by year of publication and opinion number (e.g., AGO 1984 No. 20).  Bound volumes are divided into yearly quarters and the AGOs are indexed in chronological order.  An annual subject index supplements the quarterly chronological index.  A cumulative subject index is also available.

Summaries of Attorney General Opinions are published in the Washington State Register, as required by RCW 34.08.020.  The summaries include the official cites and the names of the persons requesting the opinions.  To find them, look in the Subject/Agency Index in the Register under "Attorney General's Office."


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