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The Law Director shall be the legal adviser, attorney, and counsel for the Muncipality, and for all offices, departments, divisions, bureaus, boards, commissions and bodies of the Municipality in connection with municipal affairs; and subject to the direction of the Council, shall represent the Municipality in all proceedings in court or before any administrative board or body. He shall perform such otherduties consistent with his office, as may be required by this Charter, by ordinance or resolution of the Council, or by the laws of the State of Ohio. The Law Director shall be the prosecuting attorney on behalf of the Municipality and shall prosecute cases brought before courts of competent jurisdiction. He shall be responsible for the preparation of all contracts and other writings in which the Municipality is concerned and shall endorse on each his approval as to the form thereof. Upon the authorization of the Council, he shall defend all actions against officials and employees of the Municipality in either their official or individual capacities. When requested by a member of Council, including the Mayor, the Administrator, the Chairman of any board of commission, or the head of any department or division, he shall give his written opinion on the question or request made, or his advice on any matter contained in such requesr.
The Council may provide for such assistants and special counsel to the Law Director as shall be deemed advisable. All assistants shall be responsible to the Law Director and when authorized by him, may exercise all or any part of the powers and duties granted to the Law Director under this section. Special counsel may be selected by the Council of the Law Director, as determined by the Council; and such special counsel may perform those powers and functions as authorized by and in the manner provided by the Council.