On an annual basis, the County of Morris issues an invitation to submit proposals from attorneys licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey to provide professional legal services to the County of Morris on an as-needed basis at a fixed rate currently $120.00 per hour.
The attorneys who submit proposals are evaluated by a committee established by the Morris County Counsel. Attorneys are then recommended by the County Counsel to the Morris County Board of County Commissioners for the award of a one year contract as Special Morris County Counsel.
These attorneys form a panel from which case assignments are made based on the County’s needs and the attorney’s experience and area of expertise. Assignments are on an as-needed basis and inclusion on the Special Counsel list does not guarantee any assignment of work.
However, placement on the Special Counsel list is required in order to receive case assignments from either the County Counsel’s Office or from the Morris County Insurance Fund Commission.
List of Special Counsels(PDF, 155KB) (updated July 2021)