The solicitor general supervises the drafting and submission of all briefs the state files in the U.S. Supreme court, the Alabama supreme court, and the U.S. Court of appeals for the eleventh circuit. The solicitor general also presents oral argument in these courts. The solicitor general is responsible for ensuring the state takes consistent positions in these courts and produces well-written briefs that set out a reasoned view of the law.
In some cases, this division is directly responsible for drafting briefs. In others, the solicitor general supervises the work of other attorneys who have taken primary responsibility for drafting the briefs. In some matters of great importance, the solicitor general represents the state at the trial level. In addition to supervising appellate cases in which the state is a party, the solicitor general also supervises the state’s submission of amicus briefs supporting other parties, such as other states, in cases where Alabama is not a party.
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