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Legal Departments

The County Counsel provides legal services to the Board of Supervisors and county departments, using county attorneys and outside law firms for specialized cases. County attorneys who are involved in criminal cases work for the District Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office and the Alternate Public Defender's Office.


Risk Management
The County issues an annual report on its losses and costs for workers’ compensation, vehicle liability, general liability, and medical malpractice self-insurance programs. The report is intended to assist departments in implementing effective loss control and prevention programs to mitigate future losses.

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Did You Know?

  • Former L.A. County District Attorneys Evelle Younger and John Van de Kamp served as California attorney general.
  • The L.A. County Board of Supervisors in 1913 appointed the first public defender in the U.S.
  • Former Gov. George Deukmejian once worked for the L.A. County Counsel's Office.
  • Lawsuits against the County increased by 10 percent in 2007-08.
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