The Legal Department's primary responsibility is to look after the best interests of the Logan City Municipal Corporation. As such, we have defined our clients as the various departments and divisions throughout the City, including the City Council, neighborhood councils, employees and the numerous administrative boards.
The Legal Department provides a wide variety of legal and non-legal services and support to the municipal corporation.
The Legal Department operates under three divisions: Civil, Prosecution, and Risk Management.
The City Attorney, Assistant Attorney and Legal Assistant manage responsibilities for all legal services and activities involving the City including policies and procedures, contracts, agreements, legislative policies, ordinances and resolutions. We act as principal negotiator for the City on legal matters and prepare formal opinions on request.
We represent the City in actions charged by the City, and in all legal actions and/or claims alleged against the City.
We represent the legal interests of the City of Logan in matters involving land use and development, real estate, zoning, community redevelopment, and environmental issues.
We are committed to providing the highest quality legal representation possible to meet the present and future needs of Logan City in an efficient and effective manner. To meet that standard, we work together, share information, and promote professional growth.
The Legal Department has contracted with the Cache County Attorney's Office to provide criminal prosecution on behalf of the City of Logan, and as such, provides a prosecutor to act on behalf of the city.
The Prosecutor represents the citizens of the State of Utah, including the Citizens of Logan City. After information is gathered from various law enforcement entities, formal charges are filed and trial preparations begin. Subpoenas are sent out and witnesses are commanded to appear for trial. The Prosecutor appears in court and presents the evidence and argument on behalf of Logan City and the State of Utah.
Risk Management, under the direction of the City Attorney, oversees the prevention of injuries to City employees and losses to City assets along with control of incurred losses. The Risk Management Division purchases insurance to protect against catastrophic losses and to provide necessary protection of City assets. This division actively works with all city departments to prevent losses from occurring by determining hazards and liabilities. By implementing safety and risk techniques, losses to the City are minimized in frequency and severity. All claims and losses to the City are investigated and managed by the Risk Management Division.