The Attorney General...
The attorney general is the chief administrator of the Department of Law.
The attorney general serves as chief legal officer of the state, presiding over employees including assistant attorneys general, and executive and support staff.
The attorney general's office represents and provides legal advice to most state agencies, except those specifically exempted by statute.
The office enforces consumer protection laws and some criminal laws, brings and defends lawsuits on behalf of the state, and issues formal legal opinions as requested by state officers, legislators, or county attorneys.
The attorney general has jurisdiction over Arizona's Consumer Fraud Act, white collar crime, organized crime, public corruption, drugs, environmental laws, civil rights laws, and crimes committed in more than one county.
The office prosecutes cases normally handled by county attorneys' offices if there is a conflict.
If a vacancy occurs in the office of the governor upon the resignation, death, disability, or removal from the governor's office, and the secretary of state currently in office was not elected to that position, the attorney general assumes the office of governor.