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The Director of Law shall be the head of the Department of Law and shall be appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of Council as provided. He shall be an attorney-at-law, admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio. He shall be the legal adviser of and attorney and counsel for the Municipality and for all officers and divisions thereof in all matters relating to their official duties, and shall, when requested, give legal opinions in writing. He shall represent the Municipality in all suits or cases in which it may be a party and shall prosecute for all offenses against the ordinances of the Municipality and such offenses against the laws of Ohio as may be required of him. He shall, on request of the Council, prepare contracts, legislation, bonds and other instruments in writing in which the Municipality is concerned, and shall endorse on each his approval of the form and corrections thereof. He shall perform such other duties as the Mayor or Council may impose upon him consistent with his office.
Council shall provide for such assistants and special counsel to the Director of Law as shall from time to time be deemed by Council to be necessary. Neither the Director of Law nor his assistants nor any special counsel shall be required to reside in the Municipality.