Legal Services Contracting at the Local Level

• Bureau of Governmental Research

Overview

As a supplement to Public Contracting for Legal Servicesthis report provides information and analysis of contracting practices of local governments. Also available are appendixes summarizing 18 local government entities’ practices and the text of Louisiana laws.

The Public Law Center (TPLC), the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR), and the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) prepared the study of contracting for outside legal services by state and local government entities at the request of the Kendall Vick Public Law Foundation. The objectives were to survey the laws and regulations governing such contracting and to review the actual contracting practices of selected state and local entities.