Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 6 > Feb 3 1959

(1)  Prosecuting attorney is not legally authorized to appoint a special deputy who is a nonresident of the county to assist him either before a grand jury or in trying a criminal case. (2)  The attorney general is not legally authorized to appoint a special assistant attorney general to assist a prosecuting attorney in proceedings before a grand jury.

AGO 1984 NO. 23 > Sep 7 1984

The Washington State Patrol does not have statutory authority to employ an attorney to serve as legal adviser to the Patrol, instead of obtaining legal advice and representation from the Office of the Attorney General