NJ Bill Would Restrict Officials From Law Firm Work

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT) -- New Jersey legislation introduced Monday would expressly restrict local government officials from taking jobs at law firms when they have voted to hand that firm work during their time in office.

The legislation that Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia, D-Hudson, is sponsoring would prohibit elected officials from making such employment moves during the duration of the contract with the law firm and for one year after.

“By establishing a flat ban on this practice, this bill would help prevent abuses of office from occurring and help eliminate the...
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