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Legal Services – General Counsel


Location
Florida
Publication Date
08/02/2019 06:31 AM EDT
Closing Date
09/11/2019 02:00 PM EDT
Issuing Organization
Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX)
Solicitation Number
Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: The successful Proposer for General Counsel shall serve as General Counsel to LYNX and shall provide representation and guidance to LYNX on various matters in regard to policies, procedures, legislative and regulatory issues, and other such matters as the Board or Chief Executive Officer (CEO) deem appropriate. The General Counsel shall report to the CEO, or its designee. All services shall be performed in accordance with the LYNX charter, administrative rules, policy and procedures and all other pertinent state and/or federal statutes, rules and regulations. The General Counsel’s primary functions will be to attend and advise the Board at all Board meetings and to otherwise advise the Board and/or CEO on issues, laws, rules and regulations affecting the operation of a public transit authority such as LYNX, including, for example: parliamentarian procedure; the Florida Sunshine Law; the Florida Public Records Act; the Florida Code of Ethics; questions regarding the Board’s authority; questions regarding the legality of various issues or decisions coming before the Board; and any other matters for which the Board or CEO seek general legal representation, guidance or advice. General Counsel shall provide legal representation to the Board and/or CEO as follows: A. Attend all Board meetings and workshops and advise the Board with regard to any issues arising during said Board meetings or workshops which warrant legal consultation or advice. B. Advise the Board with regard to any issues concerning the conduct of the Board and/or its meetings, including with regard to appropriate parliamentarian procedure. C. Advise the Board with respect to individual Member and/or Board duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to issues pertaining to the Florida Code of Ethics (Chapter 112, Florida Statutes), Florida Government in the Sunshine Law (Chapter 286, Florida Statutes), Florida Public Records Act (Chapter 119, Florida Statutes), and any other state or federal statutes or regulations governing the actions of the individual Members and/or the Board. D. Advise the Board with regard to any questions relating to or concerning the Board’s authority on issues coming before the Board as may be requested by the Board. E. Advise the Board with regard to the legality of any issues or decisions coming before the Board as may be requested by the Board. F. Review, revise, maintain and/or update Board policies or procedures as may be requested by the Board. G. Provide legal counsel to the CEO. H. As directed by the Board or CEO, represent LYNX at required public hearings, testimonies and before other public bodies. I. As directed by the Board or CEO, prepare and file pleadings, motions, or briefs which may be required and represent LYNX in related litigation. J. Legislative work associated with or on behalf of LYNX, including review of written policies and procedures, together with research work as necessary associated with the preparation of those documents.

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