About the N.J. Legislative Counsel Opinions

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The Office of Legislative Counsel is a subdivision of the Office of Legislative Services. According to the description on their web site,

"The Legislative Counsel is the chief legal officer of the Legislature ... The Legislative Counsel can advise the legislative leadership, committees and commissions with respect to ... legal matters affecting the Legislature and issues pertaining to the Conflicts of Interest Law and the Legislative Code of Ethics. The Office of the Legislative Counsel also provides confidential legal opinions upon request..."

The opinions in this collection are ones which we have learned about because the legislators who requested them released them to the news media, and which we have been able to obtain from the offices of those legislators.