Dutchess County , NY
 
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Every appointment of a confidential Deputy County Attorney or an Assistant County Attorney by the County Attorney shall be in a writing filed and recorded in the office of the County Clerk. The person or persons so appointed shall take the prescribed oath of office and furnish any required official undertaking. Any such appointment may be revoked by the County Attorney at any time by filing a written revocation in the office of the County Clerk.
Whenever the interests of the County Legislature or the County are inconsistent with the interests of any other officer paid his/her compensation from County funds, the County Attorney shall represent the interest of the County Legislature and the County. In such case, the officer may at his/her own expense employ an attorney at law.
The County Legislature may create the position of Confidential Secretary to the County Attorney. Such position shall be in the exempt class of the civil service. The County Attorney shall appoint such Confidential Secretary, who shall serve at his/her pleasure.
The County Attorney may, within the limits of appropriations provided therefor, employ special counsel, professional, technical or other consultant services and incur such expenses in connection therewith as he/she may deem necessary for the performance of his/her duties.
The County Attorney shall prepare annually a supplement to the County Charter and Administrative Code, which shall indicate all additions to, repeals and amendments of any section of the Charter or Code.
No office, officer, department or court of the County shall require from the Department of Law any filing or recording fee or other charge pertaining to or in connection with the work of said Department.