Our Mission is to provide the City with the highest caliber legal services and advice and to protect and defend the interests of this dynamic City by all legal and ethical means.
The Berkeley City Attorney’s Office provides professional legal advice to the Berkeley City Council and other City departments. Additionally, the City Attorney’s Office is the City of Berkeley’s chief risk management department. The City Attorney’s Office also prepares, amends, and reviews official City documents, laws and regulations, and represents the City in litigation matters.
The City Attorney does not provide legal advice to individuals. Resources for private legal assistance include the State Bar of California Lawyer Referral Service, Alameda County Bar Referral Service, Alameda County Superior Court Self-Help Center, and California Courts Online Self-Help Center.