(A)   The City Attorney shall be the legal advisor of the City Council. He or she shall commence, prosecute and defend all suits and actions necessary to be commenced, prosecuted or defended on behalf of the city, or that may be ordered by the Council. When requested, he or she shall attend meetings of the Council and give them his or her opinion upon any matters submitted to him or her, either orally or in writing, as may be required. He or she shall draft or review for legal correctness ordinances, contracts, franchises and other instruments as may be required, and he or she shall perform such other duties as may be imposed upon him or her by general law or ordinance. The Council shall have the right to pay the City Attorney compensation for legal services performed by him or her for it on such terms as the Council and Attorney may agree, and to employ additional legal assistance and to pay for such legal assistance out of the funds of the city.
(Neb. RS 17-610)
   (B)   The City Attorney shall also examine, when requested to do so by the City Council, the ordinance records and advise and assist the City Clerk as much as may be necessary to the end that each procedural step will be taken in the passage of each ordinance to insure that it will be a valid and subsisting local law in so far as its passage and approval are concerned.
(Prior Code, § 1-207)