The Solicitor shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of Council, to serve until removed as provided in Section 5C of Article IV of this Charter. He shall be the head of the Department of Law.
   The Solicitor shall serve the Mayor, the Council, the administrative departments and the officers, boards and commissions of the City as legal counsel in connection with Municipal affairs and subject to the directions of the Mayor, shall represent the City in all proceedings in court or before any administrative board. He shall perform all other duties now or hereafter imposed upon the municipal solicitors under the laws of the State of Ohio unless otherwise provided by ordinance of the Council and he shall perform such other duties consistent with his office as the Mayor or the Council may request. No person shall act as Solicitor unless duly admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio. He may serve as legal officer for the City Board of Education.