Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

ORGANIZATION
10.14
Revised 7-99
Attorney General
335-2636

Services of an Attorney

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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
The Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) is a state agency headed by the state Attorney General. A division of the AGO is located on the WSU Pullman campus in the French Administration Building, Room 332.

The state Attorney General appoints assistants to be the legal advisors to WSU's President and Board of Regents and to institute or defend all legal proceedings on behalf of the University.
LAWSUITS AGAINST WSU PERSONNEL
The Attorney General and his/her assistants may defend actions and proceedings against any state officer or employee acting in his/her official capacity. See 10.15.
Private Attorneys
The AGO must represent the state of Washington. No state officer or state employee may employ a private attorney to represent the state.

At their own cost and expense, individual state officers or employees may obtain private representation through private attorneys. See 10.15.