How to Address the Associate Attorney General

How to Address the Associate Attorney General?

The associate attorney general is addressed as ‘the Honorable (Full Name)’.

—-Official envelope:
—-—-The Honorable (Full Name)
—-—-Associate Attorney General
—-—-(Address)

—-The salutation is simply:
—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surname):

Within the department in conversation and at meetings the associate attorney general is often orally addressed and identified as ‘Associate Attorney General (Surname)’  to emphasize who is who in the room/in a conversation.  But this is an oral practice – not a a form used in formal written communication.

Oral forms of address do vary with the circumstance. If the associate attorney general is acting as the government’s AG in a particular courtroom, he or she might well be addressed as ‘Mr. Attorney General’ by the judge because it is their role in this particular courtroom. But when everyone is back at the office, only the Attorney General is ‘Mr./Madam Attorney General’ or ‘Attorney General’.

– Robert Hickey

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

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—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"