Letter

first_img Letter Conflict Counsel I take exception to the implication that the Florida Legislature is forced to create another level of government because conflict counsel costs have skyrocketed as a result of attorney greed. Wait a minute. The November 1 News story “Lawsuit delays conflict counsel facilities request” represented that Jeff Lewis, regional counsel for the First District, knows one Florida lawyer is (was) making more than $576,000 a year on conflict cases.Assuming counsel is billing at a rate of $100 per hour, I calculate he is billing 15.5 hours a day, 365 days a year. Are you kidding me? The legislature believes it is forced to create another bureaucracy because our profession cannot be trusted or restrained? More government is not the answer. Shameful. This is what our legislators think? With this perception, nothing less than our profession is at stake.I know many fine, efficient, and caring attorneys who accepted criminal conflict and child dependency cases. Most do so at half or less than half their normal hourly rate. No government can be as efficient as these honest, hardworking, and caring individuals. The problem is obvious, so is the solution. Michael R. Reiter Lynn Haven Letter December 15, 2007 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Gross honored by Yager and Powers

first_imgSenator Ken Yager and Representative Dennis Powers presented a proclamation Thursday morning to Campbell County Sheriff’s Department SRO Brandon Gross. TOP PHOTO:  L-R CCSD Chief Deputy Jeremy Goins, SRO Brandon Gross and Sergeant Josh VannGross was recognized for his heroism by saving a La Follette Middle School student’s life earlier this school year.  Yager, at the Chamber Coffee at Hack’s Red Barn, called Gross a true Tennessee Volunteer.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/20/2018-5:45PM – PHOTO COURTESY OF SENATOR KEN YAGER)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

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