Department mission

The Law Department gives conservative advice on the Borough’s legal issues in an effort to prevent litigation and to litigate when necessary and authorized but always from a position to challenge liability whenever asserted.

General information

The Law Department furnishes legal services to the Mayor’s Office, Assembly, Borough Boards and Commissions and all Borough departments. Its scope of practice includes providing legal advice on:

  • Borough ordinances.
  • Regulations and policies.
  • Contract matters.
  • Personnel matters.
  • Insurance concerns.
  • Subsistence issues and environmental issues.
  • State and federal statutes and regulations, among other matters involving municipal government.



Taylor Thompson, Borough Attorney
North Slope Borough Law Department
P.O. Box 69 Utqiagvik, AK 99723
Phone Number: (907) 852-0300
Fax Number: (907) 852-0454

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