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Providing Legal Advice to County Government


Serving in its role as an in-house law firm for the county, The office of prosecuting attorney is the legal adviser to county commissioners and other elected officials and works closely with those officials in solving a wide range of legal problems by providing general day-to-day legal advice. This may include both informal advice and formal legal opinions, preparation, review and/or approval of resolutions, ordinances, covenants and agreements, as well as representing the county in administrative hearings, judicial proceedings and other actions

The prosecuting attorney does not give legal advice to the public. Members of the public should contact a private attorney for personal advice (for example, when seeking advice on divorce, landlord tenant issues, contracts, etc.).   The Washington State  Bar Association as the administrator for Washington Access to Justice maintains a lawyer referral service  which you may access here to determine your eligibility. This site also maintains information on a variety of other legal services.  You may also call CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice & Referral) at 1-888-201-1014 for a referral to a local attorney.