This practice area involves the law as it related to counties, cities, towns, and their various local agencies. Municipal lawyers are also called .local government lawyers.. Many municipal lawyers are employed directly by the governments they represent but others work for private law firms. Attorneys who work in the area of municipal law provide guidance on issues such as ordinances, bylaws, charters, police powers, public records acts, and freedom of information act requests. Municipal lawyers also sometimes provide assistance with public and municipal finance projects.