In the United States, the Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice and the chief lawyer for the country. They are responsible for all law enforcement and legal matters. The A.G. is a member of the president’s cabinet, appointed by the president and serves at the president’s pleasure. They, along with the Postmaster General are the only cabinet members not to have the title of Secretary.
The A.G. is 7th in line for the presidency should something happen to the Vice President, Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, or the Secretary of Defense.