Question: Should section be amended to clarify that the Law Department only needs to approve documents that legally obligate the City or expose the City to legal liability?

Proposed Language:

§ 83     Director of Law; Qualifications and Duties

The Director of Law shall be an attorney at law admitted to practice in the State of Ohio. The Director of Law shall be the legal advisor of and attorney and counsel for the City, and for all officers and departments of the City in matters relating to their official duties. The Director of Law shall prosecute or defend all suits for and on behalf of the City. The Director of Law shall prepare all contracts, bonds and other instruments in writing which legally obligate the City or expose the City to legal liability and shall endorse on each the Director’s approval of the form and correctness of the contract, bond or instrument. No bond, contract or instrument shall become effective without the endorsement by the Director of Law on the document.

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