"Justice is going to be very expensive." That's how the supervising attorney in the housing unit of Broward Legal Services in Plantation, Fla., describes the impact -- particularly on the poor -- of legislatively mandated increases in 144 court fees taking effect statewide today. Seeking justice through the court system may no longer be obtainable for low-income people, he says. The state of Florida itself is claiming poverty. Budget cuts have produced a wave of courthouse layoffs.
Attorneys Predict Hardship From Hikes in Fla. Court Fees
Daily Business Review
July 1, 2008