Duties: The city attorney shall draft all contracts, leases, bonds, conveyances, obligations, agreements and other legal instruments which may be required by ordinance, or by order of the mayor or of the city council. It shall be the duty of the city attorney to commence and prosecute all actions and suits for the city before any tribunal. The city attorney shall appear in defense and protect the interests of the city, or of any officer thereof, in any suit or prosecution for any act or omission in the discharge of their official duties. The city attorney shall, when requested, furnish to the mayor, the city council or any committee of the city government, and to any officer of the city who may require it in the discharge of his or her official duties, a legal opinion upon any question arising in the administration of the city government. The city attorney shall also be responsible for the management and supervision of the staff and employees of the office of the city attorney, and shall review all applicants for all positions within said office. Appointments to all positions and offices under the supervision of the city attorney shall be made only upon the recommendation of the city attorney to the appointing authority.
Qualifications: The city attorney shall be an able and experienced person learned in the law and an attorney and counselor at law in the courts of the commonwealth. In addition, said person shall be experienced in the area of municipal law.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PERSONNEL OFFICE
Application and full job description available in the City Personnel Department.
The city of Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS are provided to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Personnel Director at 978-620-3060. The decision to grant reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.