Request for Attorney Qualifications
The Town of Spring Lake is requesting qualifications for interested attorneys to become the Town Attorney. This position serves at the pleasure of the Board of Aldermen. Interested applicants and firms should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of qualifications and professional references to the Town. The submittal should also include a proposed fee arrangement.
The Town Attorney fee arrangement with the Town includes a monthly firm retainer and an hourly rate. The monthly retainer amount should include the attendance at two, regularly scheduled monthly meetings, and nominal phone calls with the Town’s administration. Other tasks should be billed at the proposed hourly rate.
The typical areas the Town Attorney would be expected to provide advice and counsel include, but not limited to, contracts, personnel matters, procedural matters, condemnation proceedings, title work, and some minor real estate matters. Most, but not all, complex litigation is handled through the Town’s insurance carrier, the North Carolina League of Municipalities.
The Town prefers attorneys with practice experience m municipal matters, representing other boards and commissions, and outstanding administrative support.
During this transition process, the selected Attorney or firm will have access to the prior Town Attorney for any questions as well as to take custody of any and all Town related files.
Interested applicants should submit, no later than April 30, 2018, proposals to:
Town of Spring Lake Town Attorney Search
Attn: Rhonda Webb
PO Box 617
Spring Lake, NC 28390
Proposals will be reviewed and forwarded to the Mayor and Town Board of Aldermen for final consideration.