Local Government Spending on Legal Fees Is Targeted by Bill

, New Jersey Law Journal


Two months after a report found local government legal fees out of control, legislators are moving to tighten practices on the hiring and payment of lawyers.

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  • Jason H.

    Township Committees, the handful of law firms from which they select Town Attorneys and, state legislators all come from the same rotten barrel, and they all answer to the same rotten county chairmen. This legislation promises to be as effective as the "anti pay-to-play" gimmick passed a few years ago.

  • Marc F.

    If legislators really wanted to save local government spending on legal fees, they should focus on eliminating or curtailing fee-shifting statutes. For instance, OPRA requestors should be required to exhaust administrative remedies before filing suit.

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