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                       MANDATE OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
The Legal Department of the Monrovia City Corporation has a mandate to serve as the principal legal body of the City Government of Monrovia in providing legal guidance and support to the City Mayor in the delivery of basic services. This department is also tasked to develop and implement plans and strategies related to legal services which the City Mayor and the City Council are authorized to provide consistent with the 1973 Act that created the City Government of Monrovia.

PURPOSE FOR WHICH THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT IS ESTABLISHED
The Legal Department of the City Government of Monrovia primary purpose is to review and submit recommendations on ordinances approved, advise the City Mayor on all other matters related to upholding the rule of law, represent the city government in all civil actions and special proceedings, and to render legal opinions in writing on any question of law when requested by the City Mayor of Monrovia.

FUNCTIONS OF LEGAL COUNSELS OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
The Legal Department currently has two (2) legal officers to effectively discharge the purposes for which it was established. The legal officers are:

The Senior Legal Consultant is a Counselor-At-Law who has the following duties:
1. To provide legal representation at the level of the Supreme Court, circuit courts, magisterial courts and administrative hearings.
2. To review and consummate contracts to ensure their legality
3. To ensure the enforcement of City Ordinances and other municipal regulations
4. To perform other duties so required and requested by the Mayor

The Legal Officer is an Attorney-At-Law who is a junior counsel to the Senior Legal Consultant and has the following duties:
1. To assist the Senior Legal Consultant in providing legal representation at the level of the circuit courts, magisterial court and administrative hearings.
2. To review and consummate contracts to ensure their legality.
3. To perform general administrative skills in the Office of the Legal Department of MCC
4. To perform other duties so required and requested by the Mayor

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