In most cases, an opinion that is designated by the initials of the attorney general addresses issues that are or may be of interest to persons throughout the state. A letter opinion generally addresses issues that are local in nature or that affect the interests of a particular person or group. The "LO" designation, however, does not mean that a document is any less authoritative than one denominated by reference to the particular attorney general's initials. On January 4, 1999, Attorney General John Cornyn discontinued the practice of issuing letter opinions. All attorney general opinions are now issued under the Attorney General's initials, i.e., Attorney General Greg Abbott's opinions would be named GA-0001, GA-0002, etc.
For Open Letter Rulings or Open Record Decisions, please go to: Open Government.
|Attorney General||Letter Opinion
|LO92-001 to LO98-127|
|LO88-001 to LO90-110|
|John L. Hill
|LA-1 to LA-157|
|John Ben Shepperd
|MS-1 to MS-223|
For copies of opinions, letter opinions and ORD's that are not online, please contact the Opinions Library at (512) 936-1730 or Open Records Division at (512) 936-6736.
- All opinions issued since January 4, 1939 are online.
- All letter opinions issued since January 21, 1953 are online.
- All open records decisions (ORDs) issued since July 20, 1973 are online.
Check back with us often, as we continue to add to these online records.