Mission

The mission of the City Attorney’s Office is to deliver high quality legal services to the city of Boulder in a responsive, pro-active, creative and timely manner and to oversee records management for the city.

Responsibilities

The City Attorney’s Office serves as the legal advisor to the City Council, the city’s boards and commissions, and all city officials. The City Attorney’s Office also represents the city in civil litigation and prosecutes violations of the municipal code.

Structure

The City Attorney’s Office has two locations and is staffed by 15 attorneys: the city attorney, chief deputy city attorney, two deputy city attorneys, one senior council, seven staff attorneys and three prosecutors. In addition, there are seven paralegals.

Office Hours and Contact Information

Civil Office

The civil office, located in the Penfield Tate II Municipal Building at 1777 Broadway (P.O. Box 791), is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). It is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. The telephone number is 303-441-3020.

Prosecution Office

The prosecution office, located in the Boulder County Justice Center at 1777 6th Street (P.O. Box 8015), is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). It is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. The telephone number is 303-441-3025.

The city attorney prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting violations of the Boulder Revised Code. They are not able to speak with individuals about their cases or provide any information on a case until the individual has been through a court arraignment and has been advised of his/her rights by the judge.

For information about filing a claim against the city, please contact the Risk Management (Finance Department) office at 720-471-6310.

Department Heads

Name Title Email
Sandra Llanes Interim City Attorney llaness@bouldercolorado.gov
Erin Poe Deputy City Attorney poee@bouldercolorado.gov