Have any of you read the latest copy of the Florida Bar news (February 15)? The title for one of the articles on the front page reads, “Study Suggests Conflict Attorneys Are Underpaid.” Shocking! (You can check out my previous post showing exactly how underpaid criminal conflict attorneys are by clicking here).
Sarcasm aside, I am hopeful that this article means that there may be some movement on this issue in the Florida legislature in the future. I know, I know, it may be too much to hope for, but you never know . . . Wouldn’t it be great for Florida’s criminal defense and criminal appeals attorneys to be able to earn a realistic fee for accepting appointments in criminal cases again?