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The office of the legal adviser furnishes advice on all legal issues, domestic and international, arising in the course of the department's work this includes assisting department principals and policy officers in formulating and implementing the foreign policies of the united states, and promoting. The attorney general is a powerful and influential office in the texas government in addition to the primary role as chief legal counsel to the state of texas, the attorney general influences public policy by issuing legal opinions on proposed and existing laws and regulations, advising state. The solicitor general also monitors those cases in the attorney general's office that involve the constitutionality of a statute, the interpretation of a constitutional provision, the functions of government, or other matter of great public interest. Where the attorney general has ministerial responsibility for legal affairs in general (as is the case, for example, with the united states attorney general or the attorney-general for australia, and the respective attorneys general of the states in each country), the ministerial portfolio is largely equivalent to that of a minister of justice.
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