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March 3, 2009

Re:       2009 New Jersey Local Government Deskbook  
            Special Price for NJLM Members: $129.95.
            To order online go to: or
            through mail: New Jersey Law Journal
            238 Mulberry St., Newark, NJ 07102

Dear Member:

2009 New Jersey Local Government Deskbook Available

The New Jersey Law Journal is pleased to announce the publication of 2009 New Jersey Local Government Deskbook., by Thomas P. Scrivo.   The 2009 edition is fully updated and revised, adding valuable new content, including discussion of:

  • Protection for employees from discrimination based on genetic testing results
  • Reasonable accommodation of an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs
  • Expanded rights of employees who have family members in the armed services
  • Paid family temporary disability leave
  • Challenges to the outcome of an election based on illegal votes
  • Whether age as a factor in determining pension status violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Published in cooperation with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, thisplain-language handbook organizes and updates a town’s procedural and regulatory obligations, walking the reader through:

Open Meetings
Public Access to Government Records
Powers of Municipal Officials
Autonomous Departments and Agencies
Municipal Ethics
Procurement, Public Bidding
Condemnation and Redevelopment
Real Property Taxation
Labor and Employment Law, ERISA
Municipalities’ Relationships with other Governmental Entities
Public Utilities
Claims Against Public Entities, Litigation
Election Law
Public Spending, Finance
Structure of Municipal Governments
Local Legislative Procedure

GET NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS up to speed quickly, and keep copies on hand for various town boards and their attorneys.

FOR Town Officials and Personnel: Council Members, Town Engineers,  Clerks, Tax Assessment Officers, Municipal Attorneys, Municipal Managers, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Adjustment, Civil Defense and Emergency Management Personnel, Housing and Redevelopment Officers, Election Officers, Parking Authorities,  Municipal Court Personnel, Sewage and Utilities Commissions,  Board of Health Officers, Historic Preservations Commissions, Environmental Commissions, Municipal Port Authorities, Rent Control Boards. Condemnation and Redevelopment Boards, Mayors, Freeholders.

PERFECT FOR Attorneys Practicing in Municipal Law, Government Contracts Law, Public Finance/Bonds, Labor and Employment Law, Land Use and Zoning, Election Law, Environmental Law, Tax Law, Real Estate, Construction Law.   Also perfect for Public Interest Lawyers, Civil Litigators.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director



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