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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About Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
Michael Reiter is a Redlands, California-based lawyer, serving San Bernardino County and Riverside County in Southern California's Inland Empire. Michael Reiter is a lawyer practicing in the following fields of law: Municipal Law, Code Enforcement Law, Small Business Law and Real Estate Law. Michael Reiter practices in all the local courts, including San Bernardino Superior Court, Riverside Superior Court, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Michael Reiter was admitted to the California State Bar in 1998. Michael Reiter was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands, a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino, and Staff Attorney for Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino. Michael Reiter serves all of San Bernardino and Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. Michael Reiter can be reached at (909) 296-6708, or by electronic mail at michael@michaelreiterlaw.com. 300 E. State St. #517 Redlands CA 92373-5235

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