Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and assistance to the Florida Association of Counties as it conducts the business of the Association and as it pursues the adopted goals and mission of the Association. The Office of the General Counsel provides support services to the Florida Association of County Attorneys, Inc., a separate corporation formed by the county attorneys in Florida.
The General Counsel also advocates county issues at the state and federal levels through direct participation in litigation and through the researching, drafting and filing of amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs in the appellate courts. The General Counsel provides constitutional, statutory and case law analysis on a wide variety of legislative issues throughout the year. In addition, the Office of the General Counsel works with the executive branch of the state and federal government in advocating the counties' position on a variety of issues. Finally, the General Counsel participates in the education and training of county commissioners and their staffs throughout the state.
For more information and questions, contact FAC General Counsel.
FAC's Amicus Brief Policy can be viewed here.
Under Article VIII, section 1(e) of the Florida Constitution, each board of county commissioners must divide the county into districts of contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practical, after each decennial census. Accordingly, during 2011 and 2012, the redistricting process at the county level will occur.The Florida Association of County Attorneys has tasked its General Governmental Committee to provide assistance to counties as they execute the redistricting process. In addition, there will be information of interest posted in this section of the website.
“Litigation Watch” contains information, pleadings, memoranda, and orders on pending court cases of significance to Florida’s counties. Please contact FAC’s General Counsel if your county has a case pending in any court that you believe is of interest to other counties.
FAC follows and participates in many pending court cases. Information about some of the current cases can be found by following the links below: