Connecticut lawyers who feel cash-strapped and overtaxed now have proof. The state is the second-most expensive jurisdiction in the country to practice law, according to a new nationwide survey.
A $450 tax on attorney licenses combined with a $110 fee earmarked for the state’s Client Security Fund places Connecticut behind only Oregon as the costliest state to practice law when it comes to maximum mandatory licensing fees, a survey by the Office of Attorney Ethics of New Jersey has found. Oregon’s total fee of $3,482 is mainly due to its mandatory malpractice insurance fee of $3,000. While many lawyers pay more than that for malpractice insurance coverage, Oregon’s is the only such mandatory fee in the nation.