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Florida — Protect the Poor’s Right to a Lawyer!
The Florida legislature — trying to save money — approved a law that changed how court appointed defense attorneys for the poor are paid.
It’s not just that the defense attorneys are paid less. The law created a flat fee model that put a cap on the money that a defense lawyer can receive for their services. The caps are extremely low — so low that many attorneys are actually losing money accepting cases. It has resulted in many lawyers either refusing to take poor defendants or ending the cases as soon as they can.
This destroys the poor’s right to a fair trial and adequate legal representation.
Please tell Florida to protect the poor’s right to a lawyer! 
Sign the petition here. 
— Brittany 

Its never been easy being poor anywhere in the world, but its getting harder and harder here in America..

foreverliberal:

Florida — Protect the Poor’s Right to a Lawyer!

The Florida legislature — trying to save money — approved a law that changed how court appointed defense attorneys for the poor are paid.

It’s not just that the defense attorneys are paid less. The law created a flat fee model that put a cap on the money that a defense lawyer can receive for their services. The caps are extremely low — so low that many attorneys are actually losing money accepting cases. It has resulted in many lawyers either refusing to take poor defendants or ending the cases as soon as they can.

This destroys the poor’s right to a fair trial and adequate legal representation.

Please tell Florida to protect the poor’s right to a lawyer! 

Sign the petition here. 

— Brittany 

Its never been easy being poor anywhere in the world, but its getting harder and harder here in America..

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  1. bananacupcakes reblogged this from think4yourself and added:
    This is bullshit. But it’s not just in Florida. I’ve had friends (I’m a 3L) tell me they more money as public school...
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  5. gingerche reblogged this from criticalforest and added:
    From my understanding, it’s more of a budgeting thing. The state will only pay a flat fee for indigent cases. This is...
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  8. criticalforest reblogged this from gingerche and added:
    What’s the name of the law? Did the bill have a name? It’s kind of useless to make a petition saying “hey I heard about...
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    To be honest, I hate Florida. I think it is one of the worst states ever. I lived there briefly in 2003 and heard all...
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    Its never been easy being poor anywhere in the world, but its getting harder and harder here in America..
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