Law Department

The Law Department is responsible for providing legal representation and advice to the City and its officials in numerous areas of law including but not limited to: zoning, environmental, employment, civil rights, contracts, tax, real estate and torts involving personal injury and property damage claims. Members of the legal staff also regularly attend and provide advice at meetings of the City Council and sub-committees thereof and to City boards and commissions. In addition to drafting ordinances and other legal documents, numerous verbal and written opinions are rendered to the City Manager, Mayor, City Council, and Department Heads. These services are provided by a legal staff comprised of eight full-time attorneys.  In addition to the legal staff there is a support staff which consists of an office manager and two administrative assistants.

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall. (photo by Bob Coe)

Department Information

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Department Head
City Solicitor
Nancy E. Glowa

nglowa@CambridgeMA.GOV