HARRISBURG - The Harrisburg School District paid more than $1.1 million in attorney fees last year making it among the biggest spenders in Pennsylvania for legal expenses.In fact, the school district's consistently high legal fees over the past decade rank second in the state despite being the 28th largest school district, according to financial and enrollment data submitted to the state Department of Education through 2013. The school district has 6,320 students this year. To put Harrisburg's $1.1 million legal tab last year in perspective, consider the Cumberland Valley School District - with a 20-percent larger enrollment - paid out a fraction of that amount, about $155,000, on legal fees in 2014. RELATED Legal expenses last year in Harrisburg more than doubled that of Central Dauphin School District - the largest in the midstate with 10,986 students. Harrisburg's legal bills also more than tripled the expenses logged by the Susquehanna Township School … [Read more...] about Hey, big spender: Harrisburg pays more legal fees than nearly every school district in state
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The existence, terms and scope of an attorney-client relationship are generally straightforward and understood between the parties. There are times, however, when a miscommunication between attorney and client creates unintended consequences — such as fee disputes, lawsuits or ethics complaints. Kelly Here is a list of helpful tips to follow before, during and after representation of a client. Be selective. You do not need to accept every client who calls you. Some clients create more problems than they are worth. Red flags include clients who complain about rates or have unreasonable expectations from the outset. You should consider whether the representation is worth the potential disputes. Be wary of implied representation. If you decide you do not want to accept a client or case, make sure to communicate that promptly to the client and that the client understands he needs to consult with another lawyer about his rights. This is especially true when there is a statute of … [Read more...] about Tips to follow when representing a legal client
America’s foremost attorney for far-right extremists wanted “a little gravy,” then lied to cover it up. That’s just part of his twisted journey through a lax legal system. By Luke O'Brien 12/27/2018 03:09 pm ET Updated 5 hours ago One morning this June, a group of lawyers filed into the office of the State Bar of Nevada and closed the door. It was summer in Las Vegas, the morning temperature already nearing 100 degrees, but inside the low-slung tan building, the lawyers had a chilly question to address: what to do about one of their own. Marc Randazza had been a problem for years. Randazza, who represents conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and many other far-right extremists, had long relied on lawyer buddies to pump his public image. By their telling and his own, Randazza was a First Amendment “badass.” But he was a combative badass, even vicious, and he’d left a trail of bad blood and trampled ethics behind him. Randazza had … [Read more...] about Alex Jones’ Lawyer Violated Legal Ethics By Soliciting Porn Bribes. Just How Dirty Is Marc Randazza?
5 December 2018 • 1:01pm Government publishes Brexit legal advice in full UK will be trapped in backstop even if talks with EU fail Northern Ireland would be 'in the EU's Customs Union' Risk of 'protracted and repeating rounds of negotiations' Commons set for day two of debate on PM's deal Theresa May reeling after three humiliating defeats How PM suffered one of most bruising days in politics Telegraph View: May's authority is draining away Former chief whip will vote against PM for first time Britain will be trapped in the Brexit backstop even if talks with the European Union on a trade deal break down, according to explosive legal advice finally published by the Government. Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney General, told the Cabinet in a six page letter setting out the legal position on the Brexit deal that the UK risked being stuck in “protracted and repeating rounds of negotiations” with Brussels long into the future. Meanwhile, he also said Northern … [Read more...] about Brexit latest news: Legal advice reveals Britain will be trapped in backstop even if talks with EU break down
Stephen Koff PolitiFact Published 1:36 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Correction: This story initially reported an old university affiliation for Patrick Kabat. It has been updated to reflect his current position at Cleveland State University. Brittney Heitman says she just wants to speak. In a way, the Cincinnati woman already is speaking, though not directly; you can see her in the web ad here, although she never says a word. Attorneys who represent her, and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, an incumbent Republican from Cincinnati, all say that Heitman can’t say what she really wants to say -- and what the public needs to hear -- because her old boss, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval, silenced her. Not only that, but "Aftab Pureval abused the powers of his elected office to silence her," the Chabot’s reelection campaign web ad says. The Chabot ad targets Pureval because the court clerk is challenging Chabot for reelection to Congress Abuse of power? A politician … [Read more...] about Chabot claims opponent Pureval abused powers by \