Hardworking Lawyer Worked 30-Hour Day!

Quick: how many hours are there in a day? If you answer twenty four, you're not Senator Mobina Jaffer:

Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer is under investigation by the Law Society of British Columbia for allegedly overbilling one of her legal clients, including charging for 30 hours of work in a single day, CBC News has learned. [...]

Jaffer has been called before the law society to account for more than $6 million in legal bills charged to her former client, a Catholic missionary order known as the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. [...]

The Oblates, whose B.C. headquarters are based in New Westminster, fired Jaffer and her son, Azool Jaffer-Jeraj, three years ago after receiving bills of $6.7 million. They had hired the Jaffers to defend them against dozens of claims of abuse in residential schools.

The Oblates also sued the Jaffers, saying they billed "for more hours than there are in the day."

CBC News has obtained forensic accounting reports filed during the lawsuit showing that Jaffer, on one occasion, billed 30 hours on a single day. Twenty-seven of those hours were for "finalizing accounts" — which means preparing bills.

Her total bill for that one day was more than $13,000. The total tab for billing alone came to $52,000, according to the reports.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/01/21/jaffer-investigation.html - via Super Punch

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