28-5 Aids poor. The attorney general shall give counsel and aid to poor and oppressed citizens of the State and assist them in obtaining their just rights without charge; provided that the attorney general shall not be obliged to render such aid, counsel, and assistance, unless requested so to do by the governor, or by some one of the heads of departments. [L 1866, p 17; RL 1925, 1490; RL 1935, 504; RL 1945, 1505; RL 1955, 30-5; HRS 28-5; gen ch 1993]



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