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Office of the City Attorney

Our philosophy - law in service of the public - guides how we provide legal services to the City of Oakland.

Meet City Attorney Barbara Parker

The Office of the City Attorney provides legal counsel to the City of Oakland, its employees, officers, agencies, boards and commissions. In this capacity, the OCA drafts ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents requested by city officials and departments, reviews the form and legality of all city contracts and represents the city in litigation matters.

Our mission is to 1. Provide the highest quality legal services to the City of Oakland; 2. Promote open government and accountability to the residents of Oakland in accordance with the letter and spirit of the law, and; 3. Apply the law in an innovative and community-oriented manner to improve the quality of life in Oakland. As a team we are committed to providing professional legal services that are efficient and accessible to the residents of Oakland, to whom we are ultimately accountable.

The City Attorney's Office does not represent individuals in private matters. Please go to Legal Resources for information about assistance with a private legal matter.

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Contact Info & Directions

Main phone: (510) 238-3601

Main fax: (510) 238-6500

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Org Chart/Who are We?

Organization and contact information for attorneys and staff in the City Attorney's Office.

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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Current job opportunities, deadlines and application forms.

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