The City Solicitor’s Office, commonly referred to as the Legal Department, provides legal services to The City of Saint John which can be broadly categorized as follows:
- Providing legal advice to Common Council in matters of relevance to the municipality;
- Providing legal advice to officers of the municipality with respect to the exercising of their authority and the discharging of their responsibility;
- Providing legal representation for the City, its officers and certain committees and boards before the courts and other adjudicative bodies; and
- Providing the legal support services which are required to implement the decisions taken by Council and by officers of the municipality.