There is created the office of Corporate Counsel. He or she shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, and he or she shall be the head of the Law Department of the city. The City Council may appoint an Assistant Corporate Counsel, upon the advise and consent of the Corporate Counsel, to perform such duties as may be directed by the Corporate Counsel. The assistant shall be under the direct supervision of the Corporate Counsel.
(1977 Code, § 3-5-2)