About County Counsel

Mission Statement

The Nevada County Counsel's Office is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation and advice, in a timely and responsive manner, to assist the County, its governing Board of Supervisors, and other County officials and departments to promote the public interest, achieve programmatic and strategic goals, and protect financial resources.

Service Description

The County Counsel’s Office provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Supervisors, all County departments, including elected officials, dependent districts, County commissions, the Grand Jury, and certain small public entities. The County Counsel’s Office defends or initiates all civil actions on behalf of the County. The office directly serves the County through the Board of Supervisors and works to serve the needs and goals of the Board

Major service areas include: providing legal guidance and assistance to County departments; drafting and reviewing contracts, opinions, and other legal documents; representing the County in contractual, financial, regulatory, and transactional matters; advising and representing the County in a wide variety of civil actions including dependency cases, estates managed by the Public Administrator, conservatorships, and code compliance. County Counsel continues to represent the County competently, thoughtfully, and justly in all legal matters and is diligent in its role as legal counsel.