The purpose of this annex is to make provision for legal services during emergency situations or when such situations appear imminent and to provide guidance for invoking the emergency powers of government when necessary.

Concept of Operations

District legal counsel provides information, guidance and advice to the Board of Trustees, chancellor and district personnel at all district locations. The Legal Department represents the Board of Trustees but does not advise or represent DCCCD students or employees.  The district legal counsel will be assisted by his or her subordinates. Emergency powers of the government are primarily held by county and city officials. City of Mesquite Attorney is responsible for developing and maintaining this annex. The annex contains both physical security and life safety information controlled by the City of Mesquite and therefore is not included in this document.