The Legal Services Department is comprised of the Civil Division and the Prosecution Division. Both divisions are managed by the Legal Services Director. A contract attorney is hired by the Mayor and Council to act as their chief legal advisor. The Legal Services Department is committed to providing the highest quality representation possible to meet the present and future needs of the Town in an efficient and effective manner.
The Civil Division of the Legal Services Department is currently comprised of the Legal Services Director, Chief Civil Deputy and Paralegal I. The Civil Division is responsible for providing advisory and transactional support to the Mayor and Council, Boards and Commissions, the Town Manager and all departments, which includes preparing opinions, contracts, ordinances and resolutions. This division also defends the Town and pursues legal claims on its behalf either directly or through outside legal counsel which it supervises.
The Prosecution Division of the Legal Services Department is comprised of the Legal Services Director, Assistant Town Prosecutor, Senior Paralegal and Legal Secretary. The Prosecution Division is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor crimes within the Oro Valley town limits. These crimes include the misdemeanor violations of the Arizona Revised Statues (ARS) and the Oro Valley Town Code. Under these laws, the Prosecution Division prosecutes the following types of cases: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Shoplifting, Assault, Domestic Violence, minor drug offenses, traffic offenses and other misdemeanor offenses. This division often acts as special counsel for other jurisdictions when there is a conflict. It is the goal of the Prosecution Division to work with the Oro Valley Police Department and other Town Departments to ensure a safer environment for Town residents.