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Resource ID: #12156
Subject: Lawyers
Source: WCVB-TV (Boston)
Date: 1994-11-09



WCVB-TV Boston reports that "A two-month investigation reveals gross waste and indifference in the court-appointed counsel system in Massachusetts. In family intervention cases lawyers, with no oversight, bill thousands of dollars on cases that never move forward. Lawyers routinely call in sick and yet never contact the court or their client in advance. WCVB uncovers an epidemic of lawyers who go years without ever seeing their clients. Many young clients languish in foster care due to their lawyers' inattentiveness. On the criminal side, dozens of lawyers, intended to be part-time, are hitting the $100,000 mark on cases where representation is unnecessary or redundant."

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