Announcements, information and updates from CWAG Members and Associates
March 1, 2018
Florida AG Empowers Students with Mobile App Based on Safe2Tell Colorado

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has reached out to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to offer her condolences and support after the school shooting February 14 th in Parkland. As Florida’s leaders engage in important conversations about school safety at both the local and statewide level, Attorney General Coffman has offered Colorado’s proven Safe2Tell model and resources to Florida.
“Unfortunately Colorado understands, as perhaps few others can, the complicated challenges Florida faces in the wake of this profound tragedy,” said Attorney General Coffman. “One of the most successful tools we developed in Colorado after the Columbine High School shootings, is our statewide school safety bystander-reporting program, Safe2Tell. We will work with Florida as they implement a similar school safety program to empower their students.”
2018 CWAG Chair's Initiative
May 3-4, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona

CWAG Chair, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, announces his 2018 CWAG Chair's Initiative, which will focus on cyber security, data privacy, and digital piracy. Please mark your calendars and prepare to engage in a dialogue on these important topics!

Building on CWAG's Cyber Security efforts in 2016 and 2017 at the Cyber Security and Technology Forums and the Cyber Security Working Group established in June 2017, General Brnovich's Initiative will feature an in-depth conversation to discuss financial technology and government and industry cooperation, vertical integration and platform development issues, encryption and data security issues facing public, private and law enforcement along with national and international privacy concerns.

To find complete details about hotel accommodations, suggested transportation and to register online, use the following link CWAG 2018 Chair's Initiative Registration Site. To register click on the "Register" link and enter your name, last name and email address, then select your registration type.

If you are an existing sponsor you may use the registration code that was provided to you to register for the Annual Meeting. If you need your code re-sent, please contact Event Coordinator and Meeting Manager Ale Stephens at or 303.304.9206.
Justice Department Announces New Opioid Policy

Attorney General Sean Reyes joined U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, along with several other state AGs, to address the nation’s opioid epidemic and deliver a new opioid policy announcement in a press conference in Washington, D.C. yesterday. AG Reyes shared about the effect of the epidemic in Utah and steps being taken to fight the addiction and trafficking of drugs statewide. In his statement, Reyes said, “When we work together, we work best. There is hope, as devastating as this issue is, working together we can overcome and eradicate this threat from our communities.”
Court Ruling Forces Department of Interior to Enforce BLM Methane Rule

Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today to that he and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra secured a preliminary injunction against President Trump and Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, blocking their attempt to suspend the rule and forcing Zinke to implement the Bureau of Land Management's methane rule. Judge William Orrick ruled that suspension of the rule would result in irreparable harm to the environment and also result in waste of publicly owned natural gas.
Arizona AG Brnovich Leads 19 States Urging a Court to Reject Another Unfair Class Action Settlement

Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed his 9 th  legal brief urging a court to reject another unfair class action settlement. Leading a bipartisan coalition of 19 state attorneys general, Brnovich filed the latest brief urging a federal district court in New Jersey to reject a proposed class action settlement against (Wines ‘Til Sold Out). Under the proposed settlement being challenged, $1.7 million will go to attorneys while consumers are left with a highly restrictive coupon.
Washington AG’s Sweep Uncovers Illegal Housing Discrimination Against Veterans
Eight companies providing housing in five Washington counties stop discriminating as a result of AGO enforcement action
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the completion of a sweep to crack down on illegal housing discrimination against veterans with disabilities, resulting in enforcement action against eight companies across the state. As part of the enforcement action, the eight companies will stop discriminating. “Veterans are protected from discrimination by Washington law,” Ferguson said. “No veteran should be denied a roof over their head based on how they plan to pay their rent.”
Former Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens joins global law firm Dentons

Dentons, the global law firm, today announces the arrival of former Georgia Attorney General (AG) Samuel S. Olens. He joins Dentons' award-winning Public Policy practice, strengthening the Firm's State Attorneys General team, as well as its State and Local Government Affairs team. "Sam brings two decades of public service and leadership experience to our Atlanta Public Policy practice," said Eric Tanenblatt, chair of Dentons' Public Policy practice. "He joins an impressive team of former attorneys general and deputy attorneys general, including fellow former Georgia AG Thurbert Baker and former Florida AG Bill McCollum. Together, they will offer guidance to clients on federal and state business and regulatory issues, investigations and litigation."
Follow the 31 AG Races in 2018 on this Interactive Website
A significant number of states, 30 and the District of Columbia, have contests for the Office of Attorney General. Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice hosts an interactive map for those interested in following the races throughout the country. The State AG Election Tracker includes state-by-state AG candidate snapshots, filing deadlines and primary election dates; daily news, insights, polling and fundraising data; and the ability to sign up for real-time election-night updates via text and email. Access is free.