County Counsel
County of Santa Clara - San Jose, CA

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The Office of County Counsel serves the Board of Supervisors and works to understand and further the needs and goals of the Board. The Office also represents County Departments and Agencies, County Officers, Special Districts and the Civil Grand Jury. The Office crafts legal strategies, gives legal advice and training, drafts and reviews contracts, analyzes legislation, and defends the County against litigation. The Office partners with the County Executive†s Office and County departments to find creative legal solutions to implement Board policies and assist the County in fulfilling its mission.The Office of the County Counsel is the legal advisor to the County of Santa Clara. We are counselors in the fullest sense, providing service that is intelligent, trustworthy and dedicated to public service. We commit ourselves to professionalism and to understand and further the needs and goals of the Board of Supervisors and County agencies and departments. We adhere to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality. The Office partners with the County Executive†s Office and County departments to find creative legal solutions to implement Board policies and assist the County in fulfilling its mission. The Executive level leadership includes four Assistant County Counsel positions and one Administrative Services Manager. The public purpose of this Office is to promote government operations that are legal, ethical and respectful of client confidentiality.
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