Work Description

LEGAL OFFICERS WORK DESCRIPTION
ACTUAL WORK PERFORMED

Appear in court hearings to represent the provincial government, its component local government units and their officials and personnel in all cases allowed by law who become parties in legal actions in their official capacity;

Ok

Provide legal assistance and support to local government officials in carrying out their functions and advise them on relevant legal matters;

Ok

Render legal opinion on questions of law;

Ok

Formulate measures for consideration of the chief executive and the sanggunian;

Ok

Draft legislative measures, executive issuances, contracts and other instruments;

Ok

Provide comments and recommendations on any instruments already drawn;

Ok

Conduct administrative and fact-finding investigations;

Ok

Initiate legal actions to promote and protect the interest of the provincial government and its component units as may be directed by the governor, the sanggunian, or as requested by the component unit;

Ok

Review and submit recommendations on ordinances approved and executive orders issued by component units;

Ok

Be in the frontline of protecting human rights;

Ok
 

Sit in special local bodies, i.e., Local Finance Committee, Bids and Awards Committee, Committee on Awards, etc.

 

Oversee implementation of certain special projects to be undertaken by the Provincial Government resulting from a memorandum of agreement with a national government agency or by virtue of a Presidential directive, i.e., land acquisition and removal of dwellers for the Panglao Bohol International Airport Development Project.

 

Oversee implementation of certain Provincial Executive Orders

 

Represent the Governor in certain official functions (PLO)

 

Conduct lectures on local governance as resource speakers.

 

Take part in focus group discussions or composite groups as part of cross-cutting functions, i.e., anti-rabies council, HIV/AIDS council, avian flu preparation planning, delinquency sale of real properties, etc.

 

Act as special prosecutors deputized by the Department of Justice for environmental laws violation.

 

Conduct mediation meetings to avert full-blown legal controversies