Department Services


The County Counsel attorneys serve an integral role in providing legal support for a wide variety of County government services and programs. The following are just a few of the client departments we serve:

  • Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Chief Administrative Office
  • Environmental Health and Quality
  • Human Services Agency
  • Labor Relations
  • Medical Examiner
  • Planning and Development Services
  • Probate
  • Public Defender
  • Sheriff's Department
  • Treasurer/Tax Collector

County attorneys are frequently called upon to address constitutional issues, including issues involving freedom of speech and religion, right to privacy, and procedural and substantive due process. Litigation attorneys appear at all levels in the state and federal court systems. Advisory attorneys actively assist in reviewing, interpreting, and drafting state legislation, and testifying before various political tribunals. Our attorneys are also active in local, regional, and statewide organizations, and are often called upon to lecture on current legal issues and teach trial advocacy.