Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dwindling Funds for Ohio Domestic Violence Attorneys

An Ohio newspaper article reports that the state will more than halve repayment rates for attorneys who work on domestic abuse cases from $150 to $60 an hour for court work and $30 an hour for travel.  In 2008, Ohio had paid $1.32 million to lawyers, and nearly half went to a handful attorneys or law firms.  A local advocate is quoted expressing concern for domestic violence victims as a result of these cuts, many of whom seek protection orders from the courts, but as state coffers continue to lighten, we might see more cost cutting.  



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