State Bar Blasts Cuomo Plan to Raise Lawyer Registration Fees

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The governor's plan to raise the biennial fee by $50 to help pay for indigent legal representation was met with strong opposition from the New York State Bar Association.

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  • Honest Iago

    Let‘s see: the $50 fee every other year is the equivalent of two-thirds of an hour of 18B representation. So what would we lawyers rather do: forty minutes of pro bono legal representation for an indigent criminal defendant, or pony up half a C-note once every two years? Maybe the Governor should give us that option to choose for ourselves.

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