Thank Goodness: Ohio Supreme Court Determines There are No More Than 24 Hours in a Day
Not to dismiss what this idiot tried to do but who was signing off on the invoices that billed more than 24 hours in one day?
Take it away, Ohio:
The license of [a] Toledo attorney...has been suspended for two years, with the second year of that term stayed on conditions, for repeatedly overbilling the Lucas County juvenile and common pleas courts for her services as court-appointed counsel representing low-income clients.
In a decision announced today, the Supreme Court of Ohio adopted findings by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline that [she] engaged in a pattern of professional misconduct by submitting bills to the courts claiming to have worked for more than 24 hours on the same date on three occasions, and billing for more than 20 hours on five other dates during 2006. In all, [she] invoiced the county for a total of 3,451 billable hours for work allegedly performed during that calendar year, a number that would require her to have worked almost 10 hours per day on all 365 days of the year. [The attorney] acknowledged that she had not worked that many hours, and that a number of invoices she submitted to the court did not accurately reflect her actual hours of work on the dates in question.
(h/t Legal Profession Blog)
I must hear Ron Baker's opinion on this, more fuel for the kill the billable hour fire perhaps?