County government must operate within a complex web of laws and regulations. One of county officials’ greatest challenges is ensuring that operations are not only efficient, but also within the law. By offering a toll-free legal hotline ((888) ASK-TAC4 or (888) 275-8224), TAC legal specialists can assist county officials in researching issues to find statutes, regulations, opinions and court cases relevant to a particular county situation. In addition, the TAC Legal Department provides many legal resources online, including a calendar of upcoming legal deadlines, a wide variety of legal publications, and links to other legal resources such as state and federal statutes and courts.
The TAC Legal Department also responds quickly to important legal developments by providing notices and analyses. Upon request, TAC also distributes a number of helpful legal guides on topics that include: oath and bond requirements, open meetings, public information, financial disclosure for county officers, public finance, and bail bonds.
TAC Legal Department Staff
Karen Gladney, General Counsel
Jenny Gilchrist, Associate General Counsel
Katherine Howard, Associate General Counsel
Paul Miles, Associate General Counsel
Michael Pichinson, Associate General Counsel
Jamie Chandler, Paralegal
Kristi Shepperson, Paralegal
THIS WEBSITE IS A RESEARCH TOOL AND NOT THE COUNSEL OF AN ATTORNEY. THIS WEBSITE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. It is provided without warranty of any kind and, as with any research tool, should be double checked against relevant statutes, case law, Attorney General opinions and advice of legal counsel, e.g., your county attorney. Each public officer is responsible for determining the duties of the office or position held. Any question should be directed to competent legal counsel for a written opinion.