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No. The County Counsel provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, elected officials, and County of Marin employees for matters related to the operation and management of the County. The County Counsel and attorneys of the office cannot provide legal advice to members of the public.
If you need a lawyer and do not have one, you may call the Lawyer Referral Service operated by the Marin County Bar Association at (415) 499-1813. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may call the Legal Aid Society of Marin County at (415) 492-0230, the Family Law Center at (415) 492-9230, Legal Self Help Services at (415) 444-7130, or, visit the Marin County Superior Court for Legal Self Help Services.
Mr. Washington is the County Counsel and his name appears on all the documents filed by any attorney in the office. The person most familiar with your case is usually the attorney who actually signed the document. That person’s name appears beneath Mr. Washington's name at the top of the document and again beneath the signature itself. If you believe you must speak to someone concerning your matter, it is that person to whom you should speak.
Claims for money are made by submitting a claim form to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located at the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 329, San Rafael, CA 94903. The law regarding claims against public entities is complex and has relatively short deadlines. You should seek the services of an attorney for your own protection and you should present your claim without delay. [Government Code section 900, et seq.].
The County Counsel is not the official custodian of any records of the County of Marin. You should inquire directly at the office or location where you believe the records are maintained.
Lawsuits are filed by the County Counsel but you should first call Central Collections at (415) 499-3635. The personnel there have the appropriate records and will be able to assist you.