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Legal Work of the City of San Diego

Advisory Division: Lawyers in this Division advise the Mayor, City Council, and the various departments within the City, such as Park and Recreation, Police and Fire, Real Property, and the Water Department.

Civil Litigation Division: Lawyers in this Division defend the City and its employees against civil lawsuits, and file lawsuits on behalf of the City of San Diego. The departments include Civil Prosecution, Worker's Compensation, Land Use Litigation, General Litigation and Special Litigation.

Criminal Division: Lawyers in this Division represent the People of the State of California and prosecute misdemeanors such as driving under the influence and battery. The Division includes a General Trial Unit, Appellate Unit, Case Issuance Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, and Neighborhood Prosecution Unit.

Community Justice Division: Lawyers in this Division represent the People of the State of California and specialize in the following areas - Consumer and Environmental Protection and Code Enforcement.