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City Attorney's Office

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The City Attorney’s Department is the primary legal counsel for the City of Beloit, providing legal advice and opinions and representing the City of Beloit in court or in administrative hearings. To provide effective legal services to the City of Beloit, a Wisconsin municipal corporation. The City Attorney’s Department:

  • Provides legal advice on all matters affecting the City.
  • Conducts legal research and renders legal opinions.
  • Defends the City, its officers and employees in State and Federal courts and Appellate courts.
  • Represents the City’s interest in hearings before City boards, committees and commissions.
  • Represents the City’s interest in hearings before State and Federal administrative agencies.
  • Prosecutes violations of City ordinances in Municipal Court.
  • Drafts or approves City ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents.
  • Attends regular meetings of the City Council and special meetings and acts as parliamentarian.
  • Drafts and reviews resolutions, ordinances, contracts, real estate documents, development agreements and other legal documents.
  • Prepares legal briefs for filing in legal proceedings before state and federal courts or administrative agencies.
  • Provides representation to the City in grievance arbitrations.
  • Maintain records of court proceedings.