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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Town Attorney and Municipal Prosecutor, Duplicity In Services Provided?

Currently, town attorney's are appointed by the Westfield Town Council as are the municipal prosecutor and public defender.  Westfield currently employs a part-time attorney, Robert Cockren, of the firm SNR Denton and he receives a salary of $63,345.  Not bad for a "part-time" employee.  To be continued...........

1 comment:

  1. There seems to be no known reason why there should be a separate prosecutor for ordinances and a different one for criminal matters.Why not have a third for regular auto cases and a fourth for drunk driving?
    There is no doubt there might be occasions when a prosecutor may be in over his head on some technical cases, but that can be taken care of on a case by case basis. It would seem that a strict rule that all of Westfield's ordinance prosecutions must be done by the Town Attorney's office results in higher costs to Westfield.