Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico

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Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico
Inés Del C. Carrau Martínez

since July 10, 2020
Department of Justice
with advise and consent from the Senate
Term length4 years
FormationEstablished by Article IV of the Constitution of Puerto Rico

The secretary of justice of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Secretario de Justicia de Puerto Rico) (known as the attorney general of Puerto Rico prior to the Constitution of Puerto Rico in 1952) is the chief legal officer and the attorney general of the government of Puerto Rico.

Attorneys general[edit]

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 to Secretary of Justice. The secretary is appointed by the governor of Puerto Rico and confirmed by the Senate of Puerto Rico.[2]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ VICTIM OF BALLINGER FEUD; Attorney General Hoyt of Puerto Rico Resigns in NYT on April 24, 1910
  2. ^ "NAAG | Puerto Rico Former Attorneys General".
  3. ^ "Gobernadora nombra secretaria de Justicia y director de Ética Gubernamental en receso". Primera Hora (in Spanish). 18 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.