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Lawmakers OK back pay after lawyers refuse clients (barf alert!)
Boston.com ^ | 8/19/03 | Kathleen Burge and Rick Klein

Posted on 08/19/2003 4:14:39 PM PDT by MonroeDNA

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:10:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

As dozens of lawyers for poor defendants disrupted courts throughout Suffolk County yesterday by refusing to accept new clients until they're paid for past work, state lawmakers hastily approved $15.4 million in back payments to the court-appointed attorneys.

However, the bill has not yet been signed by Governor Mitt Romney. And last night, leaders of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, the 335-lawyer group that voted last week to refuse new cases, decided that lawyers would not return to courtrooms until Romney signs the bill.


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We all subsidize lawyers, in everything we do.

A pox on them!

1 posted on 08/19/2003 4:14:40 PM PDT by MonroeDNA
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