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City Attorney Mara Elliott has paid more than $1 million since April 2020 to two of the law firms she hired to manage legal work related to the 101 Ash St. lease purchase agreement.
The bulk of the spending, just over $740,000, was paid to Burke Williams & Sorensen, documents obtained under the California Public Records Act show. The Hugo Parker law firm of San Francisco was paid almost $300,000.
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The billings reflect only a portion of the public funds spent
Access to justice has been a problem for the legal profession for as long as I can remember. The problem, of course, relates to money. (The often-used cartoon caption “So how much justice can you afford?” is as relevant as ever.) Lawyers, after slogging through a long and expensive education, put a price on their services few can afford. And taxpayers have little appetite for additional court facilities, judges, administrative staff or legal aid programs.
The pandemic, however, has forced lawyers and courts to look for ways to be more efficient, thereby enhancing access to justice. This includes increased
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