Administration Division

The Administration Division provides executive leadership, communications and operational support for the 170-employee department as well as numerous interns and volunteers. The division is comprised of the City Attorney, his immediate staff and the Accounting, Human Resources and Information Technology sections.

In keeping with the City Attorney's commitment to ensuring the office is transparent and accessible to the people of Seattle, the office produces and circulates a bi-monthly electronic newsletter for the public (E-Newsletter).  The newsletter is intended to update the public on new legislation, current events, significant cases, and news links.  In addition to the E-Newsletter, the Administration staff also prepares a bi-monthly internal employee newsletter, In Brief.   

Budget
The Administration Division is instrumental in helping the office achieve its yearly budget goals.  The three-person accounting staff provides ongoing review and management of current year operating budgets and support for and development of upcoming budgets.  The Administration team also responds to numerous requests for supplemental information during the budget review process.  

Human Resources
Human Resources staff continues its commitment to the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative.  The office focuses on broadening recruiting efforts in order to guarantee a diverse applicant pool. The safety, security and well-being of the staff is a top priority. Human Resources organizes emergency preparedness trainings as well as notifies employees of numerous other City-sponsored trainings and wellness events.   

Volunteer and Externship Programs
The City Attorney's Office has a long history of providing opportunities for volunteers and student externs to learn more about the legal process and criminal justice system. The Criminal Division program offers opportunities to both undergraduate and law students, while the Civil Division program is designed only for law students. 
Criminal Division
: Participants learn about the criminal justice system while combining classroom knowledge with on-the-job training. Law students work side by side with prosecutors to learn the basics of case preparation, filing and trial work.
Civil Division: The Civil Division externship program hosts volunteer legal externs. Law students conduct legal research, write briefs, observe court proceedings, and assist attorneys with a variety of civil cases.   

Information Technology
On a daily basis, the IT staff supports nearly 200 desktop computers for staff in the Civil and Criminal Divisions and five Seattle police precincts. In addition, the IT team works collaboratively with the senior planning and management staff in the City's Department of Information Technology (DoIT) to implement improvements to City-wide data systems and security.

City Purchasing (Requests for Proposals)

Consultant Contracting