2010 Tennessee Code
Title 6 - Cities And Towns
Chapter 33 - Powers and Offices Under Modified Manager-Council Charter
6-33-113 - City attorney.

6-33-113. City attorney.

(a)  The council shall appoint a city attorney, together with such assistant city attorneys as the council shall determine are required.

(b)  The city attorney shall:

     (1)  Be responsible for representing and defending the city in all litigation in which the city is a party;

     (2)  Be the prosecuting officer in the city court;

     (3)  Attend all meetings of the council;

     (4)  Advise the council, city manager and other officers and employees of the city concerning legal aspects of the city's affairs;

     (5)  Approve as to form and legality all contracts, deeds, bonds, ordinances, resolutions, motions, and other official documents; and

     (6)  Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the council or city manager.

[Acts 1961, ch. 255, § 2; T.C.A., § 6-3313.]  

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