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Legal Opinions

The Attorney General may issue legal opinions to state agencies and officials. These opinions provide advice on legal matters.

While these opinions do not have the full effect of law or court order, they provide the State’s interpretation of the legal question presented and should be complied with by State agencies and officials.

The General Assembly, Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, or any other State officer may ask the Attorney General for an opinion. N.C.G.S. § 114-2(5).

State officers may request opinions by writing to the Attorney General at Attorney General’s Office, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001.

The Attorney General is not authorized to provide legal advice or give legal opinions to the public.

Copies of Opinions

Attorney General opinions are available here generally a week after issuance. For opinions prior to 1977, copies can be obtained free of charge by calling (919) 716-6400 or email the office.

Printed copies are also available at the NC Supreme Court Library and other law libraries across the state.

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Date Opinion
11/8/2010

Personnel Information Required to Be Made Available For Inspection

  Statute: 123-23
Requestor: The Honorable Linda Coleman
1/12/2010

Design, Build, Finance Agreements for the Construction of Transportation

  Statute: NCGS § 136-18(39)
Requestor: Eugene A. Conti, Jr.
9/17/2009

North Carolina Constitution Art. IV, Sec. 22

  Statute: North Carolina Constitution Art. IV, Sec. 22
Requestor: Honorable Jim Gulley
6/15/2009

Public Records Act; Accrued Leave Balances

  Statute: 132-1; 126-22; 126-23
Requestor: Laura B. Luger
6/15/2009

Public Records Act; Accrued Leave Balances

  Statute: 132-1; 126-22; 126-23; 135-1
Requestor: Laura B. Luger
2/5/2008

Confidentiality of Retirement Benefit Information

  Statute: 126-23, 136-22, 135-5, 135-2
Requestor: Rand, Tony
7/2/2007

Workers' Compensation Act; N.C.G.S. §97-19.1; Regulation of Motor Carriers

  Statute: 97-19.1, 97-93,
Requestor: Saunders, Drew
11/7/2006

Authority of State Personnel Commission to Implement Career Banding

  Statute: 126-1, 126-4,
Requestor: Wright, Thomas
6/6/2006

Applicability of Public Records Act to Certain Investment Documents

  Statute: 132-1, 132-1.2, 66-152
Requestor: Moore, Richard
4/3/2006

Public Records Law - Criminal Records

  Statute: 120-47.10, 132-1, 132-1.4,
Requestor: Maddox, Rodney