The City of Martinsville is seeking Letters of Interest from qualified individuals to serve as the City Attorney for the City of Martinsville, Virginia.   The City Attorney is a contract position hired directly by Martinsville City Council.  General requirements of the position include (but are not limited to):
  • Must be licensed to practice under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia with at least five (5) years of active practice immediately preceding the appointment by City Council
  • Acts as  legal advisor to the Council, City Manager, department heads, City boards, etc.  Provide interpretations of codes, ordinances, statutes, legal and legislative proceedings, etc. as may be necessary.
  • Prepares ordinances, deeds, contracts, agreements, leases, and other assorted legal documents as may be necessary to transact the business of the Council and City;
  • Attends Council meetings in person, or assigns an assistant to do so;  
  • Institute, prosecute, and participate in legal proceedings necessary to protect the interest of the City;
  • Other duties as may be assigned by Council.  A more complete description is included in Chapter 7 – Department of Law under the City Charter; CHAPTER 7. - DEPARTMENT OF LAW | Code of Ordinances | Martinsville, VA | Municode Library
It is anticipated that at a minimum, this will be a part-time position averaging approximately 20 hours per week.   Compensation and additional details can be discussed and negotiated.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Interest, City employment application (available online) along with a resume/statement of qualifications.   City Council will conduct interviews of interested candidates at a future date. Questions regarding this advertisement may be directed to Leon Towarnicki, City Manager, telephone 276-403-5155, or email

Department: Administration

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