Posts Tagged ‘multiple office holding’

What’s a “Public Office”?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

What’s a “Public Office”? I am often asked to explain what it means to hold a public office. The questioner is sometimes trying to decide whether a particular person must take an oath, which is required of public office-holders.  Or, the person may be trying to determine whether certain positions may be held simultaneously under North Carolina’s […]

City and County Attorneys as Public Officers – Possible Downsides

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Last week I discussed a possible advantage of considering city or county attorneys as public officers – the governing board’s ability to hold a closed session to consider an attorney’s qualifications, character, performance, and so on.  This week I want to discuss a couple of possible disadvantages – to having a firm designated as county […]