Under the City’s Administrative Code, the Corporation Counsel shall be appointed by the Mayor. The Corporation Counsel will serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
The Code also states that the Corporation Counsel shall be the primary legal adviser of the Mayor, Common Council and of all commissions, departments and other offices of the city. The Corporation Counsel shall conduct, supervise or monitor, as required, the prosecution and defense of all actions or proceedings brought by or against the city or by or against any of its officers in their official capacity and appeal from all such orders, decisions and judgments as he or she deems advisable. The Corporation Counsel shall pay all moneys received by him or her on account of the city without delay to the Comptroller.
Please be advised that the Office of Corporation Counsel does not provide legal information or advice to members of the public.
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 334-3947
Fax: (845) 334-3959
Barbara Graves-Poller, Esq.
Asst. Corporation Counsel
Matthew M. Jankowski, Esq.