The Law Department provides advice on legal matters to all city departments, boards, and commissions, including the Mayor, the City Council, and the School Committee. It represents the city and its employees, officers, departments, boards, and commissions. The Law Department approves the form of all contracts issued by the city. It comprises a City Solicitor, who heads the department, eight full-time Associate City Solicitors, three part-time Assistant City Solicitors, and administrative staff, all of whom who are appointed by the mayor.
The Law Department does not provide legal advice or services for citizens. Please go to the "Legal Resources" section for a links to Lawyer Referral resources.