ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
[Filed July 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m.]
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION
WASHINGTON ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Washington attorney general routinely publishes notice of an opportunity to comment for opinion requests that we receive from the heads of state agencies, state legislators, and county prosecuting attorneys if we anticipate publishing a formal opinion in response to the request. We do so in order to provide members of the public with a chance to provide any legal analysis that they would like us to consider as we develop our opinion. In preparing any comments, please be aware that our opinion will provide our considered legal analysis of the question presented, and therefore comments that address the interpretation of the law are more helpful than comments that express an opinion as to what the law should be.
If you are interested in commenting on a request listed in this volume of the register, you should notify the attorney general's office of your interest by August 22, 2018. This is not the due date by which comments must be received, and we will consider any comments we receive before we complete our opinion. However, if you do not notify the attorney general's office of your interest in commenting on an opinion request by this date, the opinion may be issued before your comments have been received. You may notify the attorney general's office of your intention to comment by email to OpinionComments@atg.wa.gov or by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Solicitor General Division, Attention Jeff Even, Deputy Solicitor General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504-0100. When you notify the office of your intention to comment, you may be provided with a copy of the opinion request in which you are interested, information about the attorney general's opinion process, information on how to submit your comments, and a due date by which your comments must be received to ensure that they are fully considered.
If you are interested in receiving notice of new formal opinion requests via email, you may visit the attorney general's web site at http://www.atg.wa.gov/ago%E2%80%90opinions for more information on how to join our AGO opinions list.
The attorney general's office seeks public input on the following opinion request(s):
Opinion Docket No. 18-06-04
Request by Tim Rasmussen, Steven County Prosecuting Attorney
(1) After Drummond, except when an individual expends private funds, is the prosecutor's consent necessary for an attorney to represent the county or a county official in a civil matter?
(2) Do attorneys appointed by the insurance company for the county need to be approved by the prosecutor's office pursuant to RCW 36.27.040
(3) Can the insurance company provide legal advice for any county official without the prosecutor's knowledge and consent?
(4) Can a memorandum of coverage approved by the county commissioners give any county employee the right to be represented by counsel in a matter involving county interests, without the prosecutor's knowledge and consent?
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the Attorney General's Office and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040