Title

"City" piece on court-appointed lawyers in Maine. The court allows lawyers to b

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

2-6-1997

Pages

4-5

Abstract

"City" piece on court-appointed lawyers in Maine. The court allows lawyers to bill a maximum of $500 per proceeding for child protection cases, and lawyers don't fare much better in criminal trials. Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Daniel Wathen is helping organize a task force to study problems in indigent defense. Judith Plano, an attorney in South Portland, waited months for payment from the state for her work as a court-appointed guardian in several child-protective cases. Details.

Subjects

Lawyers, Legal assistance to the poor

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