Is LEGAL up for cuts?

By:  Diane Benjamin

From Bills and Payroll to be approved Monday night:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9118

Contracted and Purchased Legal:

CLARK BAIRD SMITH LLP
CHECK TOTAL 15,122.10.

ANCEL GLINK DIAMOND BU
CHECK TOTAL 750.00

HEYL ROYSTER VOELKER &
CHECK TOTAL 675.00

HINSHAW & CULBERTSON L
CHECK TOTAL 2,340.00

MEYER CAPEL A PROFESSI
CHECK TOTAL 587.50

SORLING NORTHRUP HANNA
CHECK TOTAL 58,243.75

THEOBALD COMPANIES INC
CHECK TOTAL 845.00

ONE Month Total:  $78,563.35

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In house legal staff – total salary and benefits as of 12/31/2014:

MANDEVILLE-DAVIS LORI LEGAL SECRETARY  $38,875.40

MAURER CHRISTOPHER PARALEGAL  $62,616.22

SCHERFF JANICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT LEGAL  $71,493.13

BOYLE GEORGE ASST CORPORATION COUNSEL   $129,200.16

DODSON ROSALEE ASST CORPORATION COUNSEL  $112,262.23

Total:  $414,447.14

How much an in-house lawyer cost you before Bloomington decided to outsource legal – 2013:

GREENBURG JAMES CORPORATION COUNSEL  $225,801.63

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Alderman Buragas campaigned on needing in-house legal.  She is on Tari’s Budget Task Force.

Anybody heard the committee report spending on legal is out of control?

David Hales blamed Sorling Northrup Hanna at the last meeting for bad advice on pension spiking.  I wish Jeff Jurgens (SNH employee) would say Hales was just playing games – otherwise why keep using this firm?

 

4 thoughts on “Is LEGAL up for cuts?

  1. ONLY way to solve that puzzle is to get Hales and a Rep. from Sorling, Northrup, Hanna in the SAME room, and question/get documentation from them. And SOMEBODY better get fired! That’s how it’s done in the REAL world !

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