November 25, 2009
Re: The League’s Legal Consultation Service - www.njslom.org/bureau_mun_info.html
Our legal consultation service is part of the Bureau of Municipal Information. All members can access this service free by telephone or email. Staff attorney Matthew Weng heads the Bureau. He provides municipal officials, employees, and attorneys with legal knowledge and analysis to accompany the information and data that the Bureau has long made available. Any legal issue, from a conflict of interest to statutory interpretation, can be the subject of an informal consultation with an attorney knowledgeable in local government law. Please contact Matthew Weng at the League extension 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *Please note the intent of this service is to provide a helpful consultation and not legal advice. The township attorney is the first best source for authoritative legal advice.
The Bureau continues to upgrade its Internet software capabilities. We provide informational links with our sister state leagues, the National League of Cities, and virtually every state and governmental agency in the nation that has an impact on local government. The Bureau’s page on the League’s website provides links to relevant sites for those interested in timely research into local laws.
The Bureau maintains the largest collection of ordinances in the state. Many are available on the League web site in the ordinance library. We are currently in the process of upgrading our library and hope to have this completed by early next year. If you cannot find what you are looking in our online library, please contact Matthew Weng by phone or email.
The Bureau continues to expand the services offered. We have more publications available as well as online services including informational Grant and Interlocal Advisory centers. A full list of the services is available on the League’s website.
If you cannot find what you are looking for or have any suggestions on ways we can improve the Bureau of Municipal Information, please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Weng.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.