Sue Cain, director of the Metro Department of Law since the fall of 2007, has filed to apply for her pension effective Oct 1., Metro Human Resources spokeswoman Robin Brown told The City Paper Wednesday.
Cain could not be reached for comment. A Metro legal department aide said she is on vacation.
Cain, previously the department’s deputy, took the position in 2007 after the election of Mayor Karl Dean, who formerly held the position throughout Bill Purcell’s mayoral administration.
The law director serves as Metro’s chief authority on legal matters involving the city government.
Dean, assuming he defeats three long-candidates and wins re-election in August, would be tasked with appointing the new legal director.
Mike Safely currently serves as deputy of the legal department.