Rarely are two projects alike in the Civil Division and attorneys are constantly addressing new and challenging legal questions. They help with contract negotiations, resolve disputes throughout the County impacting government, and research and advise on various legal matters.
Of the many departments for which they do legal work, the following are the most active:
Civil attorneys also handle involuntary civil commitments on behalf of the Mental Health Authority and federal questions of law such as the Americans Disabilities and Equal Opportunity Commission legal matters. The Civil Division represents the Planning Commission and the County Council and Executive in addition to other legal matters within the purview of those government bodies.