About the Law Department
The Law Department provides advice on legal matters to all city departments, boards, and commissions, including the Mayor, the City Council, and the School Committee. It represents the city and its employees, officers, departments, boards, and commissions. The Law Department approves the form of all contracts issued by the city. It comprises a City Solicitor, who heads the department, three Deputy City Solicitors, twelve full-time Associate City Solicitors, a part-time Assistant City Solicitor, and administrative staff, all of whom who are appointed by the mayor.
The Law Department does not provide legal advice or services for citizens. Please go to the "Legal Resources" section for a links to Lawyer Referral resources.
Filing a Claim against the City
To file a claim for injury or property damage against the City of Springfield you must print the claim form, completely fill it out and provide supporting information or documents to support your claim. Claim forms should be submitted to the Law Department which will investigate your claim. Claims received after the period for filling has passed will not be processed.
The Law Department represents the City of Springfield, its officers and employees and is therefore unable to provide legal advice to potential claimants.