Opinions of the Attorney General are advisory only; they do not have the force and effect of the law; and they are limited to the facts presented by the official or officials requesting the opinion. Further, the opinions may be changed or recalled due to subsequent court decisions and/or legislative enactments. As the chief legal officer of the State, the Attorney General is responsible for rendering opinions to governmental entities and officers only, and not to private individuals.
The Attorney General will render written opinions to:
The Attorney General also may render written opinions to the governing authority of a local political subdivision, its officers or attorneys, but only upon the submission of a resolution adopted by the governing authority. Opinions may be rendered to the officers of a local governmental subdivision such as a mayor, a president of a parish home rule form of government, sheriffs, clerks of court, assessors, coroners, or registrars of voters on matters relating to their official duties.
The Attorney General will not furnish opinions to private individuals or entities except under extraordinary circumstances.