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The division is led by the city solicitor, whom the Mayor appoints with the advice and consent of City Council. Our mission is to serve the residents of Philadelphia by offering legal counsel of the very best high quality to all City officers, employees, departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. Our workplace proudly celebrates the rich diversity of our employees, the City’s workforce, and the residents whom we serve.
After the American Revolution, New York City continued to grow, and in the course of the nineteenth century, the City Council started hiring non-public attorneys to do the inner legal work of the City. The revision established an independently elected chief executive officer often known as the Corporation Counsel, and a workers of five, to be often known as the Law Department. Later, the Corporation Counsel began being appointed by the Mayor of New York City, as continues to be the case today.
The department is headed by the Corporation Counsel, currently Jim Johnson, the 79th official to hold this position. Law Department attorneys draft and evaluation local and State laws, actual property leases, procurement contracts, and monetary instruments for the sale of municipal bonds. The Department also supplies authorized counsel to City officials on a variety of issues corresponding to immigration, education, and environmental coverage. There is rarely a significant City initiative that isn’t molded by the Law Department’s workers.
The origins of the Law Department lie within the English office of the Recorder. After the City fell … Read More