Attorneys Fees and The Law of Averages

By Cathy Moran, Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, Mountain View, CA

Lawyers become lawyers, in large part, because they can't or don't want to do math.

Judges are lawyers who got promoted.

Therein is the root of the problem with "no look" attorneys fee for consumer bankruptcy cases.

Judges don't understand mathematics. They expect the "law" of averages to result in fair compensation for debtor's lawyers, relieving judges of having to consider and approve an appropriate fee case by case.

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