City Counsel versus City Council

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law

As a follow-up to my How to Become a California Municipal Lawyer post, the first thing you have to always remember is to use counsel and council correctly.  Never write “outside council” or  in a memo, “today at city counsel . . .”

Counsel, in this context, means an attorney.  Council means the entity’s deliberative body.  Being homonyms, it is easy to mix them up as you are typing.   Even WordPress flagged counsel and said “do you mean council?”  It’s a common mistake.

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