The City Attorney’s Office mission is to provide the highest quality legal services to the City of Dallas in the most ethical, timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. To accomplish our mission, Our Office is organized into three key areas.
Community Courts provides restorative justice and enhanced services for individuals who need assistance, while Community Prosecution enhances the quality of life for Dallas residents by focusing on proactive, community-oriented solutions to code issues throughout the city.
Our office drafts thousands of contracts, ordinances, and resolutions each year. Daily, we provide legal advice and counsel to city elected officials, city manager, city departments, and boards and commissions regarding Dallas’ strategic and progressive policies, laws, agreements, programs, projects, and services.
Our Office handles hundreds of lawsuits and other civil matters involving the city every year. Additionally, our Office handles over 100,000 cases involving violations of city ordinances and state law that are filed annually in municipal court.
The City Council recently created the Inspector General Division of the City Attorney’s Office. This division is a new key area of the City Attorney’s Office, and we look forward to establishing it and ensuring that city officials, staff, and persons doing business with the city perform in the most ethical manner. We will be sharing more details soon.
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