Mission Statement & Goals
The mission of the County Attorney's Office is to provide high quality legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, Monroe County's Constitutional Officers, and the County Administration in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. With its staff of nine highly trained and experienced attorneys and skilled support staff, the County Attorney's Office is committed to providing professional legal services in the most efficient and productive manner possible.
The overarching goal of the County Attorney’s Office is to ensure that County receives effective legal counsel in all matters and is in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and obligations. The office is tasked with providing competent, cost-effective, responsive legal services to the County Commission and staff while ensuring transparency in County government.
Each staff attorney is assigned to represent at least one County department as primary counsel. Each attorney is tasked with assisting the assigned department with achieving action plan goals set forth in the Strategic Plan.
The County Attorney’s Office plays a critical role in preparing the BOCC’s agenda and processing items approved by the Commission. The office is tasked with primary responsibility for responding to requests for public records, providing adequate public notice on bids, hearings and serves as the County’s Records Management Liaison Officer.
Risk Management analyzes sources of potential liability and works to eliminate and/or reduce the County’s exposure to claims. Every contract is reviewed to ensure the County has proper insurance coverage in its agreements for its projects. Risk staff also works with members of the public to assist in resolving legitimate accident claims involving County property, operations or employees.