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Albemarle looking for new city attorney

The City of Albemarle has posted a job opening for a new city attorney.

The city currently employs David Beaver as a contracted attorney, Mayor Ronnie Michael said.

“We’ve never had a full-time city attorney,” Michael said.

The city is busy with many things, including tearing down homes under the abatement program, he said.

“We need a full-time attorney.”

The application period will be open for six weeks. Michael expects it will be at least three months before a qualified candidate emerges.

This is a new process for the city.

“We have to see what kind of applications we’ll get,” Michael said.

While Michael hopes the city will find a candidate with experience (they must have graduated from law school and have two years of practiced law is preferred), the city could train a candidate.

Once Albemarle has a full-time attorney, Beaver would leave his position as contract attorney, Michael said.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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