The Legal Department is under the direction of the City Attorney Mike Barker, who is responsible for administering the legal affairs of the city. The department consists of the City Attorney, the legal secretary and paralegal. The Legal Department provides legal services and advice to the Mayor and City Council and staff on a wide variety of legal issues and oversees a contract with a private law firm for prosecution services.
For many years, the city contracted with outside legal counsel. Draper hired its first city attorney in 2006 at the start of the population boom to respond quickly and efficiently to the issues and concerns that come with a growing community. Each day brings something different for the Legal Department with the wide variety of issues that come their way.
Risk management issues are handled by the Legal Department.