The Board Attorney's office is established pursuant to Section 19-3-47 of the Mississippi Code, which permits county boards of supervisors to employ counsel to represent them in legal matters. Hinds County is one of the few counties in the State of Mississippi that has a full-time attorney on staff.
Board Attorney's Duties
- Representation of the 5-member Hinds County Board of Supervisors, all county elected officials and department heads;
- Attendance, counseling and representation at all meetings of the Board;
- Formulation of policies, ordinances, and regulations for Hinds County;
- Drafting proposed legislation;
- Advising county officials regarding compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations;
- Liaison to the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, legislators, and other state officials;
- Contract preparation, interpretation and negotiation;
- Research and writing of legal opinions, briefs and memoranda;
- General civil litigation; and
- Supervision of contract attorneys employed by the county.