Tuesday, September 26, 2006

More Horror Stories From The NY Times On Life In The Small Towns And Village Courts Of New York

 The Times has part II of its series on injustice in the Town and Village Courts.  Part III is here . I think the answer is simple. Make it a requirement that the Towns and Villages hire only people with law degrees for the job and pay them according to 18b rates for felonies ($75.00 per hour) then require they get clerks and hire them for $10.00 per hour.  Average village court runs 2x per month about 5 hours for the night.  That would cost about $425.00 per session, or $850 per month. Total cost for each court per year? $10200.00. They take more than that in fines every month.

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