MISSION: The County Attorney's Office provides counsel and advice in all civil matters to the Board of County Supervisors and all boards, commissions, departments, agencies, offices and officials of the general County government; drafts and prepares County ordinances and legislative proposals; defends and brings actions in which the County or any of its boards, commissions, etc., shall be a party; and in other matters, advises and represents the general County government.
GENERAL TASKS: This Office represents, first and foremost, the Board of County Supervisors and County agencies. For example, it represents the Park Authority, Potomac Rappahannock Transportation District Commission, Police, Fire & Rescue, Department of Social Services, Prince William Self-Insurance Group, Planning Commission, and other County entities with its primary representation of the Board.
SOURCES FOR PRIVATE LEGAL SERVICES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA:
- Legal Services of Northern Virginia: 703-778-6800: Free legal services available for those who qualify. Civil issues only.
- Potomac Legal Aid Society: 703-532-2525: Legal hotline for those who qualify. Civil issues only.
- Prince William County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: 703-393-2306: 30-minute consultation with an attorney for a $35 fee.
- Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service: 800-552-7977: 30-minute consultation with an attorney for a $35 fee.