The Government Litigation Unit represents the State and its agencies in defending and prosecuting State, District, Superior and United States District Court litigation, and in appeals to state and federal appellate courts. It serves as legal advisor to a broad range of state departments, agencies, boards, commissions, officers and employees.
Attorneys from the Government Litigation Unit routinely provide training and outreach to the legal community and to the general public. The Office of Attorney General is an approved provider of Continuing Legal Education credits to the legal community.
Civil Division attorneys also provide training to other state agencies on various topics, as well as to the American Health Lawyers Association, the Northeast Environmental Enforcement Project (NEEP) and to interested parties regarding Rhode Island Conservation Easement Amendments. Members of the Civil Division are also active in participating in Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions for area high school and law school students.