The Civil Services Division consists of two sections - Advice and Litigation.
Attorneys in the Advice section provide high quality legal advice to the City Council, City Manager, city departments, and boards and commissions. They negotiate contracts in a variety of areas including intellectual property, labor, real estate and development, land use, and environmental law. They also attend council meetings, and draft ordinances and resolutions that Council considers for passage as City law. Attorneys conduct legal research for civil matters and ensure consistency with state and federal law.
Attorneys and paralegals in the Litigation section represent the City in civil lawsuits, such as property damage and personal injury, as well as employment matters, and provide legal counsel to City agencies.
Civil Services FAQs:
Where can I voice my concerns about City legislation?
To voice concerns regarding legislation, members of the public may attend public council meetings. Council meetings are held at 6 PM the first four Mondays of each month, except parts of August and December.
Where can I report a code violation?
Contact Development Services Department Ph: 425.452.6800
Where can I find a copy of the Bellevue City Code?
The City code is available online at the City's website
Does the City Attorney's Office accept applicants for internship and externship?
Yes. The Civil Services Division of the City Attorney's Office accepts applicants for internships and externships.
Student interns/externs will work under supervision on varied assignments such as conducting legal research, writing memoranda, drafting code provisions, drafting legislation and motions or briefs, conducting interviews, assisting with administrative hearings and meetings with clients.
This internship/externship will provide students with an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the practice of law and familiarity with a broad range of municipal law topics, general property, torts, contracts, and government procedures.
- Sponsor's application materials: Resume, cover letter, transcript, two (2) references, and a brief writing sample. Interested persons can email materials to CityAttorney@Bellevuewa.gov
- Minimum Hours: Summer - 17 hours/week | Fall/Spring - 11 hours/week
- Course Prerequisites: Completed two (2) full years of law school