The Law Department is in charge of, and conducts, all of the legal business of the municipal corporation which is the City of White Plains.
The Law Department is headed by the Corporation Counsel who is the legal advisor to the Common Council and to each officer, department, bureau, board, and commission of the city. The department furnishes such advice and assistance as counsel and attorney, both in and out of court, as may be necessary.
The White Plains City Charter and Administrative Code establishes the basic framework for defining the role and responsibilities of the Corporation Counsel.
In addition to the Corporation Counsel, the legal staff of the City of White Plains' Law Department is presently comprised of four attorneys.