Attorneys at the County Counsel's office enjoy great responsibility in that they play the general counsel role to a vibrant and engaged client and are key partners in carrying out the Board of Supervisor's policy goals. Few public law firms rival the breadth and diversity of work the Office of the County Counsel handles on a daily basis. The Office handles matters ranging from: land use, zoning, environmental issues, employment, health care, probate, conservatorships, litigation, appeals, legislation, elections, construction, water, tax, criminal justice, child welfare, worker's compensation, contracts, and the list goes on. Our attorneys have had the opportunity to work on the forefront of cutting edge social, political and legal issues such as bail reform, immigration, marijuana, homelessness and health care reform.
County Counsel offers attorneys competitive salaries, increasing responsibility over work assignments and matters, and encourages open and frequent interaction and dialogue with our clients. Attorneys work hand-in-hand with clients, and this often takes them out into the field to better understand "on the ground" impacts of legal issues. Some of the "meeting" locations include the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, water distribution facilities, landfills, Santa Monica mountains vocational centers, Dependency court, mental health courts and County jails, amongst many others.
Each summer County Counsel hosts ten law students from around the country in its general law summer clerk program. The dependency court and probation courts also host additional County Counsel summer clerks.
The office of the County Counsel is often invited to and participates in law school career fairs and public sector outreach activities.