The Director of Law shall be the head of the Law Department. He shall be provided a Prosecutor and such assistants and special counsel as the City Council may from time-to-time deem necessary and desirable. The Law Director, Prosecutor and any such assistants shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by four (4) members of Council and shall thereafter serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. Every second year, commencing in the year 1976, the Mayor shall either reappoint the Director of Law or make a new appointment, each of which shall be subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of Council. The Director of Law shall serve the Mayor, the Council and administrative departments, and the officers, boards and commissions of the Municipality as legal counsel in connection with all Municipal affairs. Subject to the direction of the Mayor, the Director of Law shall represent the Municipality in all proceedings in court or before any administrative board. The Director of Law shall perform all other duties now or hereafter imposed upon the City Solicitor under the laws of the State of Ohio, unless otherwise provided by ordinance of the Council, and shall perform such other duties consistent with the office as the Mayor or the Council may request. No person shall act as Director of Law unless duly admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio.
(Amended 11-4-80)