Check out Georgia attorney Ken Shigley’s blog report on a surprising increase in the cost of justice. If you want to appeal your case, you’ll soon pay $10.00 per page to copy the record for appeal purposes.
Before this provision was slipped into the law, the cost of transmitting the record to the Court of Appeals in such a case was $3,000. Now the cost of photocopying the record is inflated to an outrageous $20,000. In larger cases the cost of photocopying could now easily hit $100,000 or more.
It effectively denies the right of appeal to most individuals and small businesses.
Read Shigley’s article HERE.
I’m a lawyer. I couldn’t afford my own appeal were I in litigation. This doesn’t look good at all for the man on the street.