LGNSW's Legal Officer provides high-level legal policy advice to LGNSW's President and Chief Executive as well as councils' 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
- Public access to government information
The Legal Officer is also responsible for managing applications from councils by way of the Legal Assistance Policy and Guidelines (PDF, 60KB).