The revival of a working relationship with a Philadelphia law firm is giving the Montgomery County district attorney's staff a boost.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which has an international practice, is lending free legal support to District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman's office.
Eleven lawyers from the firm's litigation division were sworn in recently as special assistant district attorneys. Eventually, 20 of the firm's newer lawyers will be involved with criminal proceedings that include assisting at preliminary hearings, violation of probation and parole hearings, and, possibly, trials. They will work part time for the county at the firm's expense in an open-ended relationship.