Legal Department

Duties of the City Solicitor and Assistant City Solicitor are as follows:
  • Approve contracts, give legal advice and furnish written opinions when so requested by the Mayor, City Council, Chairperson of a City Committee or the head of any City Department
  • Prosecute or defend all cases and proceedings to which the City is a party
  • Prepare or approve all deeds or other legal instruments relating to the City, consider claims against the City and make recommendation for their resolution to the Mayor or appropriate committee of the City Council, as the case may be, and generally handle all legal affairs pertaining to the City
  • Provide general oversight of all legal matters of the City of Gardner