The Stockbridge-Munsee Legal Department's primary mission is to represent and protect the Tribe, it’s assets, enterprises, and interests. Whether it be reviewing contracts, enforcing Tribal Ordinances, or pursuing defaulted loans, the Legal Department is here to provide assistance to the Tribal Council as well as tribal government programs, businesses and committees. The Legal Department views its responsibility as going beyond merely dealing with legal problems as they arise. The philosophy has always been to assist the Tribe in preventing legal problems in the first instance by providing timely counsel and by closely reviewing and monitoring all contracts. The Legal Department tracks changes in State and Federal Government, which includes Legislators, their legislation, decisions, rulings, and relevant court decisions, to determine how they may impact the Tribe and Community. Four full-time Attorneys and one Secretary/Assistant currently staff the Legal Department.