Detroit Law Department provides legal counseling and representation to the executive and legislative branches of the city government as mandated by the city s charter. This includes provision of advice and opinions, preparation of legislative ordinances and resolutions, and prosecution and defense of all legal actions for and against the city. It is also responsible for the prosecution of charter and city ordinance violations, and preparation and approval of all city contracts, bonds and other written instruments. The department is a division of the city of Detroit that runs various departments, such as airport, police, public works, human resources, mayor s office and city council. The law department is located in Detroit.