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Special Counsels
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 Chosen Freeholders 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 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 (updated February 2017)

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Bond Counsels
On an annual basis, the County of Morris issues an invitation to attorneys and law firms with public sector bond expertise to submit proposals to provide professional bond counsel services to the County of Morris on an as-needed basis.

The firms which 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 Chosen Freeholders for the award of a one year contract as Bond Counsel.

These attorneys/firms form a panel from which case assignments are made based on. the County’s bonding needs. Assignments are on an as needed basis and inclusion on Bond Counsel list does not guarantee any assignment of work.

However, placement on the Bond Counsel list is required in order to receive bonding assignments.

List of Bond Counsels (updated January 2017)

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Title Insurance Companies
On an annual basis, the County of Morris issues an invitation to professional title insurance agents licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey to submit a proposal to provide such professional services on an as needed basis to the County of Morris.

Persons or firms who submit proposals are evaluated by a committee established by the Morris County Counsel. The committee recommends proposals for award of one year contracts to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The County has need for title insurance services in connection with the acquisition of real estate interests by the County.

Inclusion on the list of title insurance agents is no guarantee of assignment of work which is on an as needed basis.

List of Title Insurance Companies (updated January 2017)

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Right-of-Way Negotiators and Real Property Companies
On an annual basis, the County of Morris issues an invitation to professional Right-of-Way Negotiators and Real Property Appraisers qualified in the State of New Jersey to submit proposals to provide such professional services on an as needed basis to the County of Morris at a fixed hourly rate currently $90.00 per hour.

Persons or firms who submit proposals are evaluated by a committee established by the Morris County Counsel, the Morris County Administrator and the Morris County Engineer. The committee recommends proposals for award of contracts to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The County has a need for appraisers and right-of-way negotiators in connection with the acquisition of real estate interests by the County typically related to road or bridge improvements.

Inclusion on the list of negotiators/appraisers is no guarantee of assignment of work which is on an as needed basis.

List of Right-of-Way Negotiators and Real Property Companies (updated January 2017)

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Mediators
On an annual basis, the County of Morris issues an invitation to attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey to submit a proposal to provide professional legal services limited solely to mediation to the County of Morris on an as-needed basis at a fixed hourly rate currently $105.00 per hour.

Those 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 Chosen Freeholders for the award of a one year contract as Mediator.

The County has need for mediation in order to implement mediation remedies in various County contracts, typically construction contracts.

Assignments are on an as needed basis and inclusion on Mediator list does not guarantee any assignment of work. However, placement on the Mediator list is required in order to receive case assignments.

List of Mediators (updated January 2017)

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Certified Court Reporters
On an annual basis, the County of Morris issues an invitation to professional certified court reporters licensed by the State of New Jersey Board of Court Reporting to submit a proposal to provide such court reporting services on an as needed basis to the County of Morris.

Persons or firms who submit proposals are evaluated by a committee established by the Morris County Counsel, the Morris County Administrator and the Morris County Risk Manager. The committee recommends proposals for award of one year contracts to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The County has need for court reporters in connection with litigation and certain public hearings involving the County. Inclusion on the list of certified court reporters is no guarantee of assignment of work which is on an as needed basis.

List of Certified Court Reporters (updated January 2017)

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