Skip to comments.Lawmakers OK back pay after lawyers refuse clients (barf alert!)
Posted on 08/19/2003 4:14:39 PM PDT by MonroeDNAEdited 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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A pox on them!
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