An image showing Karen Ellsworth accompanies an article reporting that for the first time in 15 years, she was not reappointed to serve as town solicitor in Richmond. The article goes on to state that council members are now considering making the role of solicitor a contractual position with an annual review, in order to improve transparency and efficiency in government operations. The council is scheduled to meet to discuss the matter and to establish qualifications, advertising scopes, and potential contractual terms for the hiring of a new town solicitor. The article explains that the decision not to reappoint Ellsworth was made after the town council was split 2-2, but emphasizes that under an open application process, she would have the opportunity to reapply for the position. The article also outlines the process that will be used to ensure comprehensive annual reviews of the solicitor position, covering topics such as provision of legal services, general management, major work assignments, and job responsibilities. Finally, the article details how the meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 precautions and provides instructions for attending remotely.