About Us

The State Attorneys Office of the Republic of Slovenia was established by the State Attorneys Office Act, which entered into force on 20 May 2017 and started to apply on 20 November 2017. On that date the former State Attorneys Office of the Republic of Slovenia ceased to operate and the present State Attorneys Office of the Republic of Slovenia assumed all responsibilities of the former Office, as well as the rights and obligations, the officials and public employees of the State Attorneys Office of the Republic of Slovenia, and the funds, movable and immovable property, and documentary and archival material of the former State Attorneys Office of the Republic of Slovenia.

The State Attorneys Office performs professional tasks related to the protection of property and other rights and interests of the state by providing legal representation before courts and administrative authorities in the Republic of Slovenia, before foreign courts and in foreign arbitration, as well as before international courts and in international arbitration. It also performs tasks regarding legal counselling, the amicable resolution of disputes in initial proceedings, and other tasks determined by the State Attorneys Office Act or other Acts. 

In accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned Act, the State Attorneys Office is a state authority that is independent and autonomous in carrying out its tasks and executing its competences.
 
It protects the property and other rights and interests of the Republic of Slovenia, and thus strengthens the rule of law.
The State Attorneys Office performs the tasks within its competence at the head office in Ljubljana and at the branch offices of the State Attorneys Office (in Celje, Koper, Kranj, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, Novo mesto and Ptuj).

The head of the State Attorneys Office is the State Attorney General, who is an official appointed by the Government upon the substantiated proposal of the Minister of Justice following the prior opinion of the Candidate Suitability Assessment Committee. The State Attorney General is appointed for a period of six years and may be reappointed. The State Attorney General has a deputy, who is an official appointed for a period of six years, with the possibility of reappointment, by the Government upon the proposal of the State Attorney General and with the consent of the Minister of Justice.