Irie Mullin

Irie Mullin is Falmouth’s new associate town counsel.

Irie E. Mullin started as Falmouth’s new associate town counsel Monday, August 5, to work with Town Counsel Frank K. Duffy after Patricia A. Harris retired after more than a decade in the position.

The Falmouth Board of Selectmen welcomed the East Sandwich resident to Falmouth during its meeting Monday.

“Irie was the best among a large number of well-qualified applicants for that position,” Town Manager Julian M. Suso said Monday.

Ms. Mullin had worked previously as a judicial research attorney in Barnstable Superior Court, where she said Falmouth’s land litigation was a large part of the docket.

“In my prior position I analyzed legal issues and questions for justices of the Superior Court. I prepared legal memoranda and drafted judicial decisions. I also assisted in the training and oversight of law clerks and interns,” Ms. Mullin said Tuesday, August 6.

In her new role, she will be providing assistance in all legal duties and responsibilities. She will advise town boards and committees on legal issues and will assist the town in legal administrative issues, primarily on land use and other regulatory issues, she said.

“Pat Harris did a really excellent job in her position, and I’m hoping to continue in that vein. I look forward to working on the ground in the community representing the interests of the town,” she said.

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