Hiring: Part-Time Town Attorney

Town of Nolensville
Hiring Part-Time Town Attorney

The Town of Nolensville is seeking a part-time Town Attorney to provide professional legal
services to Town officials, the Town Manager, staff, and boards and commissions. The Town
Attorney will provide legal advice to Town departments, research and create legal documents
and opinions, and represent the Town in legal settings. The Town of Nolensville recently
adopted a Manager-Commission charter. Candidates should have familiarity with the Manager-Commission form of government.

Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • Provide professional legal services to the Town, Town officials, boards and commissions, and department heads under the direction of the Town Manager.
  • Attend meetings and work sessions of the Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Zoning Commission, and other meetings as directed by the Town Manager. Provide legal advice as requested and provide advice on compliance with public meeting and hearing procedures.
  • Prepare and/or review contracts, deeds, ordinances, resolutions, intergovernmental agreements, property transactions, policies, rules, demand letters, and other documents to assure legal protection for the Town in conformance with the Town’s charter and applicable local, state, and federal laws.
  • As directed by the Town Manager, participate in civil litigation involving the Town, including proceedings in municipal court and other courts as assigned. Typical duties include researching, providing direction to outside counsel, conducting depositions, making oral arguments, and drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs.
  • Review Public Records Act requests, make necessary redaction's to public records, and give advice on records requests to the Town’s Public Records Custodian.
  • Provide training to Town officials, boards and commissions, department heads, and staff as directed by the Town Manager.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as directed by the Town Manager.

Education and Experience
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from an accredited school of law and at least five years as
a practicing attorney, preferably with background in municipal or public sector law.

Required License
Active license to practice law in the State of Tennessee.

Pay Information
The Town prefers to enter a salary or retainer agreement with the Town Attorney. However, the
Town will also consider an hourly fee schedule.

Application Instructions
To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume/c.v., and pay requirements (including hourly fee
schedule, if applicable) to Misti Duenez at mduenez@nolensvilletn.gov or Town of Nolensville,
Human Resources Department, 7218 Nolensville Road, Nolensville TN 37135. The position
will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2020. Questions
may be directed to Misti Duenez at mduenez@nolensvilletn.gov or 615-776-6681.