Town of Mocksville Seeking New Attorney

The Town of Mocksville, a vibrant community with over 5,000 residents, is advertising to appoint a new Town Attorney. Mocksville, the County Seat of Davie County, is a great community with several annual community events, charming neighborhoods, and a great school system.  Mocksville is a full service town focused on improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. The Town’s overall budget totals $7,905,199, and the Town uses a combination of in-house and contracted services.

The Town is seeking a qualified person/firm to perform legal analytical evaluations in the areas of interpretation of law and litigation for the Town Board. Anticipated work will include the person/firm to analyze legislation affecting the Town; review proposed contracts, review bonding and financing documents, insurance policies and other documents affecting the Town; monitor and control liability claims and legal proceedings. Prepare and/or review ordinances, resolutions, annexations, deeds, pleadings, contracts and other documents for legal sufficiency, ensuring the best interest of the Town has been legally guaranteed.

Qualified candidates must be a member in good standing and licensed with the NC State Bar with at least 5 years progressively responsible experience and/or training in the practice of law, including municipal law and administrative experience. Candidates must also have exceptional knowledge of constitutional, federal and state laws affecting NC municipalities. A working knowledge of governing board procedures, open meetings laws, public records law, economic development incentives, financing and contracts are a plus. Successful candidates should possess excellent communications skills and be able to communicate effectively with public officials and the general public. Successful candidates should also have the ability to analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to local government challenges; draft ordinances and regulations.

The Town anticipates making an appointment in July, 2017 upon the retirement of current Town Attorney Hank Van Hoy, who has served as the Town Attorney for over 40 years. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and required retainer fees and/or hourly rates to Mocksville Town Attorney Search, ATTN: Marcus Abernethy, Mocksville Town Hall, 171 S. Clement Street or email mabernethy@mocksvillenc.gov.