March 2012
Conference of Western Attorneys General
Alliance Partnership Newsletter


The CWAG Alliance Partnership facilitates collaboration between U.S. and Mexican state Attorneys General's Offices. Available services include:

  • Contacts Database
    • Comprehensive, sortable contact information for people involved with AP trainings, meetings and events
  • Quick-Response Contact Information
    • Direct contacts within the U.S. and Mexican AGO's for help on specific cases
  • Case Consulting
    • Help preparing a case for oral trial, from investigation to arguments, by an experienced U.S. criminal prosecutor
  • Office Reviews/Efficiency Audits
    • A team of experts observes and advises on processes and procedures, to help address a specific issue or give a general perspective
  • Best Practices Consulting
    • Experienced professionals share hard-earned knowledge about relevant matters
How Has the CWAG Alliance Partnership Impacted You?

Has being involved with the Alliance Partnership had lasting effects beyond your initial involvement? We would love to hear about it!


One of the goals of the AP program is to encourage lasting professional relationships and cross-border collaborations. If you've reached out to the Attorney General's Office of a state on the other side of the border for an inquiry, investigation or prosecution on a case with cross-border elements based on a contact you met at a CWAG AP training, meeting or event, let us know.
You may be invited to present a case report at the upcoming Binational Attorney General Exchange at Disneyland, California, in July 2012, to dozens of state Attorneys General from both the U.S. and Mexico. Send your story to Alejandra Caraveo, Program Liaison, at 
2012 Training Schedule

Oral Advocacy Skills for Prosecutors

  • January 24-26: Distance Learning broadcast from Phoenix, Arizona, to Baja California and Chihuahua
  • February 28 - March 1: Distance Learning broadcast from Carson City, Nevada, to Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Sonora
  • March 12-16: Live Program and Distance Learning Broadcast from San Antonio, Texas, to Sonora
  • March 30 - April 2: Live Program and Distance Learning Broadcast from Seattle, Washington, to San Luis Potosi
  • April 17-19: Distance Learning Broadcast from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Zacatecas
  • May 7-11: Live Program and Distance Learning Broadcast from San Diego, California to San Luis Potosi and Durango
  • June 18-22: Live Program and Distance Learning Broadcast from Phoenix, Arizona, to Sinaloa
  • July 10-12: Distance Learning Broadcast from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Baja California
  • August 7-9: Distance Learning Broadcast from Phoenix, Arizona, to Chihuahua
  • August 27-31: Live Program and Distance Learning Broadcast from Boise, Idaho, to Baja California Sur
  • September 9-11: Distance Learning Broadcast from Phoenix, Arizona
  • September 25-27: Distance Learning Broadcast from Denver, Colorado
*Schedule subject to change. Contact us for the latest schedule.

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Issue: 2012-1
In This Issue
Impact Statements
2012 Schedule
CWAG AP Website
USAID Online

Binational Attorney

General Exchange

July 24-26, 2012

Anaheim, California

State Attorneys General from Mexico and the U.S. gather to share cross-border perspectives on today's important issues.




For all information and requests, contact:


Alejandra Caraveo

AP Program Liaison

Cell: 303.304.9206




Frank Collins

AP Legal Advisor

Cell: 602.505.2927

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The CWAG Alliance Partnership promotes the Rule of Law in Mexico, offering a forum for strengthening relationships between U.S. and Mexican State Attorneys General, and providing oral advocacy training in support of Mexico's constitutionally mandated criminal justice system reforms. 

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