(1)   The attorney general may appoint a deputy attorney general and assistants each of whom shall be an attorney at law admitted to practice in this state. Such appointments shall be made in writing and filed in the office of the secretary of state, and such appointees shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office which shall also be filed. Appointees shall perform such duties as the attorney general prescribes.

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 165.055

  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols or figures. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
   (2)   The attorney general shall be responsible for all acts of the deputy attorney general.
   (3)   The attorney general may appoint, in the unclassified service, a solicitor general and no more than 3 deputy solicitors general, each of whom shall be an attorney at law licensed to practice in this state. The attorney general may assign assistant attorneys general to assist the solicitor general.
   (4)   The attorney general shall appoint, in the unclassified service, the administrator of the legal services division subject to s. 230.08 (4) (a).