24 August 2007

Yeah, But on a Sliding Scale You'll Pay Only $750 an Hour

The Wall Street Journal reports that top lawyers in New York are now billing $1,000 an hour. Apart from giving criminal defense a whole new meaning, one anonymous lawyer worried that billing a grand for 60 of the finest minutes (a lot of) money can buy could be "a possible vomit point for clients." So if you're going to be accused of a crime, do your best to get accused in Colorado. It's a lot less messy around here.

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