High Court Bounces Appeal on Pro Se Lawyers' Right To Fees

, New Jersey Law Journal


A week after hearing arguments on whether lawyers who represent themselves pro se in collections actions should be awarded counsel fees, the state Supreme Court said leave to appeal in the case had been improvidently granted.

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  • Arnold G. Shurkin

    I have an appeal pending in the Appellate Division on the subject of Attorney fees for actions to collect attorney fees after litigating the case in court when my former client rejected fee arbitration. The former client declined to pay anything, forced the case to be tried to a conclusion, but provided not a schred of evidence to dispute the claim. The trial judge awarded the full amount of my claim, but did not allow counsel fees for the collection case. I wish the Supreme Court had resolved the issue once and for all..

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