Assistant County Solicitor

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In-House attorney role at the County of Bucks. All Assistant County Solicitors are required to adhere to a high level of effectiveness, efficiency and ethical fitness.  The County Code provides that Assistant County Solicitors perform such duties in connection with the legal affairs of the County as may be assigned to them by the County Commissioners or the County Solicitor.  Specific duties and responsibilities are therefore assigned to each attorney by the County Solicitor.  The specific portfolio of responsibilities of a new Assistant County Solicitor could include any of the following:

  • Reviews contracts, purchasing materials, and other business documents relating to the County’s business with outside vendors.
    Defends the County in civil actions brought in state or federal court at the trial and appellate levels.
  • Responds to requests pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law including drafting appeals to denials of requests.
  • Provides advice to, develops subject matter expertise for, and litigates on behalf of County departments that report to the Board of Commissioners,
  • Proposes, researches, and drafts documents relating to affirmative litigation, County ordinances, and other proactive measures designed to protect the County and its residents from fraud, false claims, and other unfair trade practices.
  • Proposes, develops, and reforms policies in accordance with the policy and administrative goals of the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Elections, and other entities on which the Bucks County Commissioners serve.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the County Solicitor or the First Assistant County Solicitor.

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