Comments: Fees For Guardians Ad Litem

Comments to our post, Fees For Guardian Ad Litem:

Comments to our post, Fees For Guardian Ad Litem:
“I wanted to inform your readers that I personally do not deserve all of the credit for “leading” this litigation. Joe Elder filed the origninal motion to hold the Cabinet in contempt of court. Other lawyers who have joined the cause are Chris Harrell, Dana Kolter, Cathy Wallace, and Elizabeth Bricking. Additionally, Richard Porter has litigated this issue in another division which resulted in the Cabinet being already held in contempt of Court for this identical issue.
It just seems less than fair for me to get the attention when it has been a true team effort.
John Helmers.”
And From Carolyn Elfant:
” I think that when many of these court appointed programs were set up, the legislature contemplated that attorneys would be handling a case or two pro bono, rather than trying to earn a living off representation. Of course, this isn’t a very realistic model for ensuring competent representation. I think what also happens in many cases where courts implement flat fees is that they discover that a few attorneys have abused the system, and they react by punishing everyone – not just attorneys, but the clients they represent.”

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