Georgia legislature sends copy fees for court appeals into orbit

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.


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