NJ Referring Fewer Cases To Outside Counsel, AG Says

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The $25 million that New Jersey spent on outside legal counsel in 2012 may have been up compared to previous years, but the number of cases that the state has referred to private sector attorneys is on the decline, Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa told lawmakers on Monday.

Speaking before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, the head of New Jersey's Department of Law and Public Safety — which is both the state's primary law enforcement arm and in-house legal representative — said the fees for outside...
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