Category Overview

Government Contracts with Private Lawyers

Category Description

On occasion, the state may hire private attorneys on contract to bring litigation on its behalf. These negotiations and lawsuits must be appropriately disclosed to garner the best deal for the taxpayer and to keep a profit motive from taking over where a public interest-motive should take precedence.

3 Factors

1 Model Policy

  • Private Attorney Retention Sunshine Act

    Sheds light on the hiring of outside counsel on contingency fee by instituting a transparent bidding process and providing for legislative oversight.