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Broward County Attorney
 
Joni Armstrong Coffey, County Attorney

Broward County, with more than 1.7 million residents, is the second largest county in the State of Florida. Broward County is governed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

The County Attorney is appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and is directly responsible to the Board.

The Broward County Charter provides that the County Attorney shall be the chief legal counsel to the County and direct and supervise the Office of the County Attorney. The County Attorney shall represent the County, the County Commission, the County Administrator, the department heads, all departments and divisions of the County, all Boards, Committees, Agencies, and Authorities in all legal matters affecting the County.

The mission of the Office of the County Attorney is to protect the legal interests of Broward County in all legal matters; give quality legal advice and opinions when requested by the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration, and County Agencies; and ensure that all civil litigation brought by or against Broward County is processed in a professional and effective manner.

The Office of the County Attorney provides a wide range of legal services in the following practice areas:

The Office of the County Attorney also represents the WorkForce One Council of Elected Officials, the Broward WorkForce Development Board, and the administrative entity, WorkForce One. The office provides legal services necessary to implement welfare and workforce programs funded by state and federal grants awarded to Broward County.