2660 Department of Transportation
Program Descriptions

1835038 - LEGAL

The Legal program advises the department on federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law, and how those laws impact Caltrans' policy makers, operational needs, and associated risks. Through the Legal program, Caltrans handles all of its own legal affairs, including: real property acquisition and management, construction, environmental, personnel, tort litigation, and other matters. The program handles over 1,400 active legal matters, issues, and litigation cases annually. The program also provides the High Speed Rail Authority fully reimbursed eminent domain legal services.