Ben M. Guynes V. Galveston County Et Al. (06/23/93)
Supreme Court of Texas
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Galveston County resident and taxpayer Ben M. Guynes challenges the Galveston County Commissioners Court's use of staff attorneys to conduct its civil legal affairs. On cross-motions for summary judgment, the trial court granted Guynes' motion, enjoining the Commissioners Court from funding the Galveston County Legal Department and enjoining the Department from holding itself out as the County's legal representative. The court of appeals reversed and rendered judgment for the Commissioners Court, 827 S.W.2d 487. Because we conclude that the Commissioners Court may under the unique facts presented in this case legally employ staff attorneys to advise and represent it concerning civil matters, we affirm the judgment of the court of appeals.