Re "Lawyers aren't so bad" (Letters, Oct. 25): Letter writer Donald D. deRosier assumes I am upset for lawyers receiving compensation for their work vindicating civil rights violations. He could not be more wrong.
My concern is not for a person being paid for services. My concern is for lawyers being paid for services that are in the best interest of the lawyer.
Civil rights need protecting and representation, and the attorneys who take on these cases provide a useful service for people otherwise not able to have their day in court.
But a $200,000 fee, whittled down from a bill of $400,000, for a $2 award to the grieving party is a miscarriage of taxpayers money and the courts time.
-- Raymond Webber, Rancho Cordova