|Section||601.||Department of law; county attorney.|
|602.||Powers and duties.|
Section 601. Department of law; county attorney. There shall be a department of law headed by the county attorney, who shall be appointed by the county executive subject to confirmation by the county legislature. He or she shall be a member in good standing of the bar of the state of New York.
Section 602. Powers and duties. The county attorney shall be the legal advisor for the county and, on its behalf in county matters, of its officers and administrative units. He or she shall, in all county legal matters of a civil nature, advise all county officers and employees and, where in the interest of the county, prepare all necessary papers and written instruments in connection therewith, prosecute or defend all actions or proceedings of a civil nature brought by or against the county; prepare resolutions, ordinances, legalizing acts and local laws to be presented for action by the county legislature, together with notices and other items in connection therewith; and perform such additional and related duties as may be prescribed by law, by the county executive or by resolution of the county legislature.
Article 6 was formerly numbered Article VI.