The City of Rogers Legal Department's goal is to provide the highest quality municipal legal services to the City, its elected and appointed officials, and its employees in the most efficient manner with the highest standard of professionalism. The Legal Department has a diverse staff of talented professionals with the expertise to provide comprehensive legal services for the wide variety of legal issues facing our city.
The department is comprised of two divisions, Civil and Criminal, and includes two City Staff Attorneys, both of which also act as Prosecuting Attorneys, and three Legal Assistants. The Legal Department has the pivotal role of providing litigation support, negotiating and drafting contracts, handling employment matters, advising on personnel actions, dealing with the acquisition or sale of City property.
The Civil Division represents the City's interests in all civil and administrative proceedings. It files lawsuits and pursues claims on behalf of the City, and it also defends the City, its Boards, Commissions or Officials in any proceeding where they may be named as parties. Among its other responsibilities the department defends allegations of civil rights violations and allegations of unconstitutionality; as well as represents the City in eminent domain proceedings. It also drafts and approves proposed ordinances, resolutions, deeds, leases, contracts, legal pleadings and briefs.
The Civil Division represents the interests of the City of Rogers and does not represent individuals. The attorneys and staff employed by the office are strictly prohibited from providing any legal advice to private individuals in any civil matter.
Also known as the "Prosecutors' Office," this division prosecutes misdemeanor crimes, including domestic violence, assault, traffic offenses, and theft. Prosecutors also review (or recommend County review) incidents that may be felonies. The Division also drafts criminal ordinances, monitors state criminal justice legislation of interest to the City, reviews referred police reports for criminal charging decisions and represents the City in all phases of criminal prosecution, from arraignment to sentencing and appeal.
The Criminal Division represents the interests of the public as a whole and does not represent individuals. The attorneys and staff employed by the office are strictly prohibited from providing any legal advice to private individuals in any criminal matter.