Sec. 4.10. Attorney; functions and duties.
(a)   The Attorney shall act as legal advisor to, and attorney and counsel for, the Council. He shall advise any officer or department head of the City in matters relating to his official duties when so requested by the Council, and shall file with the Clerk, a copy of all written opinions given by him.
(b)   He shall conduct for the City such cases in court and before other legally constituted tribunals as the Council may request. He shall file with the Clerk copies of such records and files relating thereto as the Council may direct, and a copy of all written opinions given by him.
(c)   He shall prepare or review all ordinances, contracts, bonds, and other written instruments which are submitted to him by the Council and shall promptly give his opinion as to the legality and form thereof.
(d)   He shall call to the attention of the Council all matters of law, and changes or developments therein, affecting the City.
(e)   He shall attend the meetings of the Council and he shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed for him by this Charter or by the Council.
(f)   Upon the recommendation of the Attorney, or upon its own initiative, the Council may retain special legal counsel to handle any matter in which the City has an interest, or to assist and counsel with the Attorney therein.
(g)   Such duties, except for the conduct of cases in courts, other than the Justice Court, and before other legally constituted tribunals, shall constitute the normal duties of the Attorney.
Editor's Note: The reference in Charter § 4.10(g) to the justice court is obsolete. See MCL 600.9921 et seq.