Corporation Counsel

The Corporation Counsel is the attorney for the County government. The duties of the Corporation Counsel, as conferred by State statute and the County Board, are limited to civil matters affecting Douglas County or any of its departments. The Corporation Counsel is responsible for:
  • Representing the County in civil legal matters or making appropriate recommendations for representation
  • Advising the County Board in matters of legal concern including open meetings and parliamentary procedure
  • Representing the County interests (in general) as the County Board deems necessary
  • Attending all meetings of the County Board and its committees, when requested
  • Representing the Douglas County Child Support Enforcement Agency
  • Giving legal advice to all other units of County government

The Corporation Counsel may neither represent nor advise private parties in their official capacity as the County's Attorney.