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Legal Department

The Law Department provides legal services to the mayor, City Council and all officers, departments and agencies and performs such other duties as may be prescribed by the mayor or City Council.  It is administered by the city solicitor who is appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.  An assistant city solicitor is also appointed by the mayor with the approval of the City Council.  There are two full-time legal assistants.

The city solicitor and assistant city solicitor represent the city of East Providence in all litigation in federal and state courts and all federal and state administrative agencies.  Additionally, the Law Department serves as legal advisors to the mayor, City Council, and all departments and divisions in matters ranging from the application of municipal and state law to union grievances and arbitration matters. The Law Department prepares and reviews all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents submitted to and by city officials.