Johnson County, KS, Chief Legal Counsel
The BoCC appoints the County Manager, County Appraiser, Internal Auditor, and Chief Legal Counsel. The Chief Legal Counsel supervises and manages the Legal Services Department, which consists of 14 FTEs, including a Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, several attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. The Chief Legal Counsel serves as the primary legal officer on all non-criminal legal matters for Johnson County Government, providing professional advice, general counsel, legal services, and professional representation for the County, its officials, and its agencies and departments. The Chief Legal Counsel serves at the pleasure of the BoCC and is assessed annually by the Board. For administrative and operational purposes, the County Manager provides day-to-day supervision and performance management of the Chief Legal Counsel in its capacity as the Director of the Legal Services Department.