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  56.631.  County counselor, how appointed, tenure, qualifications, compensation. — 1.  The county commission or governing body of any county, except for any county with a charter form of government and with more than two hundred fifty thousand but fewer than three hundred fifty thousand inhabitants, may by order of the commission or governing body appoint some suitable person to the position of county counselor.  If a county counselor is appointed, the county counselor shall be commissioned as other officers are commissioned.  The county counselor shall serve at the pleasure of the county commission or governing body.

  2.  The county counselor shall be a person licensed to practice law in this state, but the county commission or governing body may determine and fix further qualifications for the position.

  3.  The county commission or governing body shall fix the compensation of the county counselor.

  4.  The county commission or governing body may require the county counselor to devote his full time to the duties of his office.


(L. 1973 H.B. 670, A.L. 1982 S.B. 478, A.L. 2005 S.B. 210)

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