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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 7-4-3 §7-4-3. Employment of counsel for civil matters; compensation of counsel.
The county commission of any county shall have authority to employ such legal counsel as it may deem necessary for the purpose of advising such county commission on matters of a civil nature and to conduct any litigation of a civil nature to which the county is a party. The county commission shall also have the authority to fix the compensation of any such counsel so employed, and to pay the same out of the county treasury. Any counsel so employed may be removed at the pleasure of the county commission.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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