2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:4-1 - Special Counsel
2B:4-1. Special counsel
2B:4-1. Special Counsel. a. In any action involving the constitutionality or validity of a statute providing for the expenditure of public moneys by the State or any instrumentality thereof, where the legal issues concerning the constitutionality or validity are genuine, and a question arises as to whether the interests of the parties may not be truly adverse, and the issues are of public importance, and an adjudication is in the public interest, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or the Supreme Court en banc, may appoint counsel specially to represent any party or interest as may be deemed necessary and appropriate to assure the full presentation of adversary positions and interests with respect to the issues.
b. The Supreme Court, upon petition of special counsel, shall allow such fees and expenses as the court deems adequate and reasonable. The allowances shall be paid from any available funds by the chief financial officer of the governmental agency involved in the action. When more than one governmental body or agency is involved, the court may direct the allocation of the allowable fees and expenses between the bodies or agencies in proportionate amounts as it considers appropriate. Source: C.2A:1-10 (P.L.1967, c.9, s.1)
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