Sunday, March 11, 2012

Joe Karam claimed a total of $272,822 in legal aid - now wants a share of David Bain's compo...

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Karam Claimed 2045 hours over a 13 month period on the Bain Case

Information released by Legal Aid Services in relation to the 2009 retrial of David Bain:
During the period up to and including the 2009 retrial Joe Karam claimed some $365,879 in legal aid. Of this $272,822 was in fees and $93,057 in disbursements (expenses such as accommodation, food and travel).
From 22 May 2007 to 31 January 2008, Karam claimed 749 hours for which he was paid $75 per hour as an "unqualified legal executive" acting under the supervision of Michael Reed.
From 1 February 2008 to 5 March 2009, Karam claimed about 2045 hours at $95 an hour. This amounts to around an average of 37.5 hours on a weekly basis, allowing for statutory holidays but no other time off, for a 13 month period.
Karam claimed a further 235 hours for work during the retrial from 6 March 2009 to 5 June 2009.
749 hours@ $75$56,175
2045.5 hours@ $95$194,322
235 hours@ $95$22,325

It has been suggested that any compensation awarded to David Bain would include payment for legal services to Joe karam. As you can see above, Joe karam was well-paid for his legal services - a total of $272,822 in legal aid.

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Unknown said...

That's just incredible.

Unknown said...

A lot more to be revealed...