The City Attorney shall be the legal advisor of the Council. He or she shall commence, prosecute, and defend all suits and actions necessary to be commenced, prosecuted or defended on behalf of the corporations, 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 City 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 City Council and attorney may agree, and to employ additional legal assistance and to pay for the legal assistance out of the funds of the city.
(Neb. RS 17-610)  (1973 Code, § 1-206)