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.
Summary:
749 hours@ $75$56,175
2045.5 hours@ $95$194,322
235 hours@ $95$22,325
TOTAL



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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2 comments:

pbubyah said...

That's just incredible.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

A lot more to be revealed...