The Law Department of the City of Brooklyn, under the direction of the City’s Law Director, functions as the attorney for the City of Brooklyn and its officials by providing legal advice to the mayor, city council and all of the various departments. 

The Law Department represents the City in all court proceedings and before any administrative body. The department prepares legislation, contracts and all legal documents to ensure all business of the city is conducted in a proper and legal manner, and serves the city government in meeting its strategic objectives.

The Law Director also serves as the Public Records Custodian.  View our public records requests  page to make requests and learn more about what records are already available.  You may also email requests to the Law Director.  

The Law Director receives and reviews claims against the city government.  Submit information regarding a claim.