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Byline: Barbara Boyer
July 26--Despite the down economy, the New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office is looking to hire some highly qualified lawyers.
There is a catch. The pay is zero.
In what's becoming a popular maneuver across the country, New Jersey's U.S. attorney, Paul J. Fishman, is advertising for volunteer prosecutors who can be lured to work free for one year to get prestigious experience in federal courtrooms.
"As people leave, we can't replace them," said Fishman, whose staff typically includes 147 lawyers but is down 10 percent because of a hiring freeze. "We're going to start interviewing people on an ongoing basis and hope to have some on board by mid-fall."
Fishman is hoping …