Saying, "the time is right" ...Jacksonville's top lawyer is leaving City Hall. Cindy Laquidara sat down with Channel 4's Bruce Hamilton on The Morning Show and talked about her accomplishments and frustration in the office she's held since 1998. 3 00-05 06-11 1'43"-1'48"After 16 years as the city's general counsel Cindy Laquidara is resigning her position.SOT 20:19 - It's been so long. I feel like I've had the elected officials I came back to support are well on their way. They understand the process, whether they like it or not, that's their issue. But they understand it. 20:35 Laqidara was originally set to resign in 2011 but was persuaded by Mayor Alvin Brown to remain. She candidly told me the time is now right to make a move because the office is in a good place.SOT 20:36 - I have a wonderful office, made a number of significant hires in that office to make sure it doesn't miss a beat when I go. I've always wanted to get back to private practice. 20:51 As for her at time contentious relationship with City Council 19:16 - I like to say I don't really butt heads with my clients.That's in the time honored tradition since Cicero in the Roman Senate. You advise your clients and take their positions. They could do anything short of something that violates the charter or state or federal law. It's a complicated area sometimes. 19:41 And even though a successor has yet to be named... She tenders this advice for Jacksonville's next top lawyer 21:20 - Just do the right thing. You're the lawyer, not the elected official. Our advice is there to help facilitate.Everybody elects these men and women and we have to help them do whatever it is they want to do. It's up to the electorate to like them or not like them. It's not up to us.21:41 Standup LKL 04-28-14 TMS 7:55:27 Laquidara leaves office July first and will join the law firm Akerrman Senterfitt dissecting the same kind of law she did for the city only now for the private sector. BH CH 4 TLS Mayor Alvin Brown will appoint Laquidara's successor but has yet to say who he wants to occupy the office as the city's next top lawyer.