Civil Division

Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Tatroe is Chief of the Civil Division. The Civil Division is responsible for the legal business of the County including representing and advising the County and its officials in civil litigation arising out of the course of their official duties. Other responsibilities include the Child Support Enforcement Unit, General Civil Actions, Mental Health Unit and Post Convictions. Legal business of the county includes:

  • Commencing and prosecuting all civil actions, prosecutions and suits in the Circuit Court in which the People of the State or County may be concerned.
  • Commencing prosecutions, actions or proceedings brought against the County or against any county or state officer within his/her official capacity.
  • Researching and preparing legal opinions for county officers regarding questions or laws relating to criminal or civil matters in which the People or the County may be concerned.
  • Researching and preparing legal opinions for county officers regarding questions or appearing in all proceedings by collectors of taxes against delinquent taxpayers for judgment to sell real estate and ensures that all necessary steps have been taken to make the judgment legal and binding.
  • Researching and preparing legal opinions for county officers regarding questions or providing legal assistance to all departments within the county.

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