County of Santa Cruz v. Barnes

In County of Santa Cruz v. Barnes, 9 Ariz. 42, 49, 76 P. 621, 623 (1904), the Territorial Supreme Court held that, because of this authority, the board has the power to hire outside counsel for litigation matters when the county attorney (called "district attorney" then) has consented to the hiring: It is and should be the law that the supervisors of the county, on motion of, or with the consent of the district attorney, have the power, when they find it necessary or advisable, to employ counsel in addition to the district attorney to protect the interests of the county, not only in the conduct of, but in the preparation for, any litigation to which the county may be a party.