• Legal Division

     
    The Legal Division is directed by statute to represent and appear for the people of the State of California, the Commission, and the Commission staff in all actions and proceedings involving any question under the Public Utilities Code or under any order or act of the Commission.

    The Division provides legal advice for a variety of clients:  the Commission, ALJ Division, Energy Division, Division of Water and Audits, Office of Ratepayer Advocates, Communications Division, Safety and Enforcement Division, Consumer Service and Information Division, the Office of Governmental Affairs and handles Public Record Act Requests and Subpoenas. 

    The Legal Division is committed to providing high quality, timely legal services to all of its clients.
     

  • We advocate on behalf of and advise the Public Utilities Commission and its staff for the ultimate benefit of all Californians, striving to ensure that:

    • Commission decisions and processes comply with the law, and
    • regulated entities provide the public with safe, reliable and environmentally sustainable services at reasonable rates.
     
    The Legal Division is a diverse, respectful, and collaborative team of lawyers and support staff providing high quality legal services to the Commission and its staff.  We do challenging and creative legal work, ensure fully-informed and well-reasoned decisions based on the record and advocate effectively in all forums.

    JUSTICE - We strive to achieve fair processes and just results.


    PROFESSIONALISM - We provide high quality legal services to all of our clients, creatively and in a timely manner, treating all people and interests with respect.


    TEAMWORK - We – attorneys, support staff and managers – foster a supportive work environment and work cooperatively within Legal Division and with other divisions and agencies.


    JOB SATISFACTION - We enjoy our work, encourage professional growth and initiative, and are recognized and respected for our contributions and accomplishments.