The General Counsel Group provides legal advice to the County’s elected and appointed officials, department heads and employees. Providing general legal services covering a wide range of issues related to law enforcement, they are involved with issues such as public works, community relations, road and building construction, park site planning and development and vendor selection and contract development. Lawyers within the General Counsel Group also handles agreement preparation for design and engineering services, real property transactions, inter-local agreements with other governmental jurisdictions, Public Information Act requirements, open meetings requirements, and the application of state and federal laws and regulations related to HIV/AIDS programs, the medical examiner, parks and library operations, disaster planning, and emergency management services. Specifically, employment law attorneys advise the county, its departments and its officials regarding proposed policies, procedures, and legal obligations and provide training for management and newly elected officials. The Managing Attorney of General Counsel is Lisa Hulsey.