The Attorney General, as the State of Florida’s constitutionally designated "chief legal officer," is called upon to represent the state and its officials in any civil action that affects the state’s interests. The Civil Litigation Division carries out this mission. The Division is comprised of three Civil Litigation Bureaus– Civil Litigation South, Civil Litigation Central, and Civil Litigation North – and the Complex Litigation Bureau. The Civil Litigation Bureaus provide legal services in their respective geographic locations for state agencies, state officials, and judges in both state and federal court, at both the trial and appellate levels in the following areas of litigation: corrections, employment, and tort. The Bureaus further defend the constitutionality of state statutes. The Complex Litigation Bureau, in Tallahassee, is charged with defending a wide variety of actions including providing representation to the state in class action civil rights lawsuits encompassing claims for prospective injunctive or declaratory relief, which seek systemic or institutional reform of state programs or systems.