From moment to moment they may be working on subjects such as
litigation, land use, code enforcement, environmental, employment,
public contract, real estate, tax, bankruptcy, ethics, and general
municipal law. The prosecutors may also supervise "outside counsel" -
attorneys hired to represent the County on specialized matters such as
appeals, bonding, special districts and tort or federal litigation.
The San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney has an "open-door" policy to
encourage prompt discussion of emerging issues and problems. With this
approach, the office strives to prevent problems before they arise.
Consistent with state law, the prosecutors maintain a certain degree of
allegiance to the majority of the County Council, for they exercise
County powers and adopt the official County position on civil legal