The Legal Department serves as in-house counsel and trial counsel for the Board of Commissioners, the Sheriff, and Departments, collects taxes through payment plans and tax foreclosure sale, reviews contract agreements, and responds to public records requests.
|Provide needed Legal services to all county departments as issues arise in a timely, professional, and ethical manner by:
|1) Completing preparation or review of contracts within 5 working days of receipt at least 85% of the time.
|2) Evaluating the County's legal needs and setting priorities for the Legal Department.
|Proactively improve county staff's ability to handle situations that could potentially have a legal impact on the county by:
|3) Providing in-service training to any department.
|4) Providing employees with 24 hours per day, 7 days per week telephone access to an attorney.
|5) Ensure the Board of Commissioners and Planning Board are able to address any legal issue, whether arising during a meeting or anticipated in advance by assigning an attoney to both work with each respective board and attend each board meeting.
|6) Monitor and Improve the efficiency of office services and billing for the Legal Department, including training the incoming paralegal on Legal Department systems.