Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico

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Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico
Wanda Vázquez Garced

since January 2, 2017
Department of Justice
Nominator Governor
Appointer Governor
with advise and consent from the Senate
Term length 4 years
Formation Established by Article IV of the Constitution of Puerto Rico
Succession Second

The Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico (commonly known as the Attorney General of Puerto Rico) is the chief legal officer and the attorney general of the government of Puerto Rico.

Attorneys General

The Attorney General was appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.


Under the Constitution of Puerto Rico, adopted in 1952, the office of Attorney General was renamed as the Secretary of Justice. The secretary is appointed by the Governor of Puerto Rico and confirmed by the Senate of Puerto Rico.

Further reading

  • Opinions of the Attorney General of Puerto Rico


  1. ^ VICTIM OF BALLINGER FEUD; Attorney General Hoyt of Puerto Rico Resigns in NYT on April 24, 1910
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