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AGO 1951 No. 472 >  March 14, 1951
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - DUTIES - REPRESENTATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS - REPRESENTATION OF TRUSTEE OF CHARITABLE TRUSTS CREATED FOR BENEFIT OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS - CHARITABLE TRUSTS, ATTORNEY GENERAL AS PROPER PARTY - VENUE OF ACTION TO ENFORCE
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ‑- DUTIES ‑- REPRESENTATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- REPRESENTATION OF TRUSTEE OF CHARITABLE TRUSTS CREATED FOR BENEFIT OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- CHARITABLE TRUSTS, ATTORNEY GENERAL...

It is the duty of a County Prosecuting Attorney to represent a school district in litigation.  It is not the duty of a County Prosecuting Attorney to represent a member of a school board in his capacity as trustee under a charitable trust wherein the school district is the beneficiary.  It is the duty of the County Prosecuting Attorney to represent a school district seeking to enforce a charitable trust wherein it is the beneficiary.  In an action to enforce a charitable trust, the Attorney General of the state of Washington is a proper party.  In a proceeding to enforce a charitable trust created for the benefit of a school district, in which the Attorney General is made a party, the venue need not be laid in Thurston County.

 

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