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Office of Law

The Office of Law issues advice and opinions on legal questions affecting the interests of the County.

 
 

About

The Office of Law provides virtually all legal services for the County. Clients include the County Executive; all County offices, departments, boards, commissions, and agencies; and the County Council. The Office also provides certain legal services to the Department of Social Services, the Board of Education, and the Community College. The Office of Law does not advise private citizens.
 
The Office of Law issues advice and opinions on legal questions affecting the interests of the County. It reviews all deeds, bonds, contracts, and other legal papers involving the County's interests. The Office handles civil litigation in which the County or its officers and employees are involved. The Office also drafts local and State legislation.
 
 
 

Frequent Questions?

Question:  On whom do I serve a suit against the County?
Answer:   County Attorney - Gregory J. Swain. Service of process may be made upon the County Attorney or his designee in the first floor lobby of 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.  Service of process may also be made by mailing to the County Attorney a copy of the summons, complaint, and all other papers filed with it by certified mail requesting: “Restricted Delivery--show to whom, date, address of delivery.” 
Question:  How do I file a claim against the County?
Answer:    Send a written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested,  to the County Attorney, 2660 Riva Road, 4th Floor, Annapolis, MD 21401. Please see Section 5-301 et seq. of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, a copy of which may be found in the public library. If you wish to deliver the notice of claim to the County Attorney, the delivery will be accepted by the County Attorney or his designee in the first floor lobby of 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Question:  How do I file a claim against the Board of Education?
Answer:    Contact Risk Management at (410) 222-7630.
Question:  On whom do I serve a suit against the Board of Education?
Answer:  Superintendent of Public Schools, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.