Friday, April 03, 2009

State Government Money Grabs

I wanted to hit on this story earlier in the week, but never got around to it: Lawyers File Suit To Protect Client Security Fund.

As a barred attorney just getting started who as of yet hasn't made an actual dime practicing law, I've nonetheless paid into this client security fund. All attorney's do in Connecticut, as the fund is not a legislative mandate, but a creation of the state bar designed to compensate victims who have money wrongfully taken by a crooked attorney. This is not a tax, but a fund that serves a self-policing purpose for attorneys in the state and what the governor has proposed is dipping in to some of that fund to help offset the state budget deficit.

It's not just of questionable legality, it's patently immoral. This money is a victim's fund, not a tax available for whatever purposes the government deems fit. Just a hint to the rest of you- This is how government operates, at at all levels, not just the taking of money that doesn't belong to it, but the complete inability to keep separate funds separate and manage money in any sort of appropriate manner.


Blogger McMc said...

How dumb do you have to be to pick a fight against pretty much every lawyer in the state?

2:35 PM  

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