Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Call Me Justice Niece
A while ago I signed up to be a court-appointed attorney, trustee or guardian. I figured it would be a good learning experience and would also help bring in a little money on the side. I had almost forgot about the application - friends of mine told me it operates very much on a crony system where I live and not to expect anything for a long time.
I learned yesterday that I have been appointed as a referee in a mortgage foreclosure case. Admittedly I know very little about what a referee is but I think it's similar to an arbitrator. I guess the mortgage crisis has one positive side - an excess need for attorneys.
I'm very excited to learn more about this process. Obviously I won't be able to post anything about the case but I will tell you how much it pays as soon as I know. I think I am supposed to keep track of the hours I spend on the matter and will be reimbursed at a rate of my choosing...maybe $100 an hour, sweet! Wish me luck!