The Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Legal Officer provides high level legal policy advice to the Joint Presidents, the Chief Executive, Mayors and General Managers on a wide range of issues affecting Local Government, including:
- Council meetings and procedural issues.
- Administration of LGNSW's Legal Assistance Scheme for Councils.
- Local Government Act and Regulations.
- Codes of Conduct.
- Freedom of Information.
The Legal Officer is also responsible for managing applications from councils by way of the Legal Assistance Policy and Guidelines (PDF 60KB).