County Counsel / Adjuster
County Counsel / Adjuster – Michael M. Mulligan, Esq.
Administrative Assistant – Sharon Whittack
Old Courthouse, 104 Market Street, Salem NJ 08079
Phone: 856-935-7510 x8108
The County Adjuster is responsible for carrying out the duties outlined in New Jersey statute 30:4-34.
This department’s duties include:
- The charge and supervision of the preparation of papers regarding the admission and / or commitment of clients to private, county, state and federal psychiatric hospitals.
- Setting court hearings that protect client rights and privacy (Legal services are supplied free of charge to those who can not afford counsel for these hearings.)
- Investigating the residency status and the ability to pay of those admitted to these hospitals. This information is given to the courts where responsibility is assessed and assigned by “Settlement Order” of the Court.
- Completing the “Consent for Mental Health Record Search” in conjunction with state and local police, which is part of the gun permit and purchase process.
All records filed with this office are confidential and are not available to the public.