The City Legal Office is mandated to promote and protect the interest of the City Government in legal proceedings and matters requiring the services of a lawyer. It renders legal support to the City Mayor in carrying out the basic services including giving legal advice or assistance to constituents. It also represents the City Government and its officials in all civil actions and proceedings before a competent court of law. When required, it also drafts ordinances, contracts and other instruments for the consideration of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and render legal opinions on any questions of law. Finally, it conducts administrative investigations involving erring city officials and employees.