The prosecuting attorney is the lawyer for the people of Mason County. The main responsibility of the prosecutor is to enforce criminal laws and work for the victims of crime. This includes ordering restitution for the victim, informing the victim of court dates, and acting as an advocate for the victim at trial and sentencing. The prosecuting attorney also acts as legal counsel to the Mason County Board of County Commissioners and county departments, assists in certain child support cases, and performs a number of other duties. Deputy prosecutors are appointed by the prosecutor to help perform these duties. The prosecutor and the deputy prosecutors must be admitted to practice law in the State of Washington.