The City Attorney serves at the pleasure of the City Commission. The City Attorney is the chief legal advisor to the City Commission, the City Manager, all Department Heads, and all officers of the City. The City Attorney also represents the City in all legal proceedings in which there is no insurance coverage which would provide for this by Charter or by ordinance.
Florida Bar Association
The City Attorney is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in the State of Florida for at least five years prior to appointment. The City Commission, however, shall have the option of hiring an outside attorney for the purpose of representing the City in legal matters which, in the Commission’s opinion, require an expert in a particular field of law.