TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 9, 2018
Shelby County commissioners approved an ordinance Wednesday that would bar the county attorney from representing county government in civil litigation in which the county mayor or another county government entity is suing the commission, the Memphis Daily News reports. The ordinance also requires commission approval for the county attorney to hire outside or special counsel, unless the county attorney certifies to the commission chairman that the matter those attorneys are hired for will not go over $50,000 in hourly rates or contingent fees.