Thursday, June 16, 2005

The economics of outside counsel for local government

Here it is reported of a town in Massachusetts: "For years, the town has had a standing contract with the Worcester firm, which is paid at an hourly rate of $115. Last year, legal costs topped $230,000." That sounds like a lot of work.

I was pleased to learn in the past few days that Karen Mullins' position as County Attorney in Wise has been made a full-time position. Good idea, and congratulations, Karen.

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