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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the City Attorney's Office to provide information and accurate legal advice to the City, its Departments, and its leadership; and do so, first, in an effort to facilitate the entities' objectives while, secondly, establishing protective and preventative measures, and, third, for remedial purposes. Additionally, it is the mission of this office to conduct prosecutions of violations of law in a thorough, efficacious, and equitable manner and to assist the authorized and assigned departments in the enforcement of laws and the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizenry. This Office will conduct itself with integrity and while holding itself to the highest professional standard.

Community Involvement

 School Involvement

The Layton City Attorney's Office has been involved with each of the schools in a variety of ways. Members from this office have been guest lecturers in Civics, History, English, and a variety of other classes. They have made presentations and participated in schools' "Career Day" programs as well. For over 15 years the office provided the "attorney coach" for Central Davis Junior High's Mock Trial Team. During that period, the school won two State Championships and was in the final competition on two other occasions.

 Community Involvement

The legal department is involved in the cooperative measures being taken to ensure coordination with the private sector in the event of a disaster. Three members of the legal department are assigned to respond to an activated Emergency Operations Center with the remaining members standing by to be called when needed. The legal department also participates with the Police Department in its highly regarded Citizen's Academy. The legal department also participates with and is a resource for Layton's Youth Court.

 Profession Involvement

Members of the legal department participate on various boards and committees to ensure that the City's interests are represented. Examples are The Utah Council on Victims, Legislative Committee for the Utah League of Cities and Towns, Utah Prosecution Council, Davis County Domestic Violence Coalition, Utah Municipal Attorneys' Association, Statewide Association of Public Attorneys, Second District Victim's Rights Committee, Violence Against Women Act Grant Allocation Committee, etc.


Legal Department
437 N Wasatch Dr
Layton, UT 84041

Phone Numbers:
(801) 336-3590 (Main)
(801) 444-4300 (Second District Court)
(801) 447-3886 (Second District Court Automated Information Line)