IMPORTANT UPDATE: Monday, 3/23/2020
Until further notice, City Hall will be closed at the end of business on March 23, 2020.
No discovery will be prepared in the next two weeks as we adjust to our new work constraints. In the meantime you may request discovery by going to our Defendant Information page. Click on Discovery Request and complete the form. We will complete your discovery request and mail it to you as soon as we are able. While City Hall is closed, there will be no charge for discovery or postage.
All completed discovery requests are being mailed out today, March 23, 2020. If you requested discovery after March 16th, your request will be completed as soon as we are able. It is our standard policy to complete discovery requests by court date, completing those requests in which a court date is quickly approaching first. For example, discovery will be completed for a case in which a hearing is set for May 1st before a case in which a hearing is set for May 15th.
If you have a question, please call our office at 406-582-2309. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for discovery questions.
Thank you in advance for your patience during this time.
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The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice and counsel for the City Commission, city departments, boards, and special districts regarding civil issues such as contracts, claims, employment, and other administrative and legislative functions. The attorneys also represent the city in litigation and act as the primary contact person when outside counsel is retained to represent the city. The City Attorney does not represent individual citizens or businesses but may be called on by city staff to answer legal questions raised by the public related to city ordinances. The City Attorney also represents the City of Bozeman Board of Ethics and may issue formal and informal opinions regarding the city's ethics ordinances.
In addition to the City Attorney's civil functions the City Attorney's Office prosecutes misdemeanor criminal offenses of the Bozeman Municipal Code and state law. Because Montana State University lies within the city jurisdiction, any criminal offenses in which the defendant is cited by Montana State University Police are also prosecuted by the City Attorney's Office.