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  1. The issue of debating about lawyers could be compared to 'What came first the chicken or the egg". I find from the above that you are speaking from both sides of a coin. You pretty much say it is good but it is bad and you are correct. Do I wish it was 10, 20, or 30 percent of course. First contract I signed was 40% and then when my lawyer assigned me to another law firm it became 33.3% plus expenses. It is a larger law firm handling many more of these cases and when I talked about it to my first lawyer he said he was happy for me (I am sure he will get his cut of the 33.3%). Could I have
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  2. Your comment makes a lot of sense. If survivors are satisfied with the transaction, viewing it as payment for services rendered, who am I to argue?
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  3. SilverPalm, Thank you for your post. It expresses my thoughts far better than I would have been able to express. You have captured what so many of us feel. For the US, one needs to make about $500,000 to be in the top 1% of wage earners {How to Be in the Richest 1% Around the World - Bloomberg}. Some of the attorneys appear to be far above that amount.
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  4. Once again, I'm a day late to reply. Apologies in advance for the tardiness. I think this is where many of us are coming from. Reading the eloquent posts from several of the victims here illustrates the point even further - why should a legal firm expect to take 40% of the compensation offered by the BSA to victims and survivors? Many of these men have suffered for decades, and have pointed out that the abuse they suffered has severely impacted their lives. Careers folding, earning potentials shattered, families wounded by fathers who simply cannot be all they want to be... of course
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  5. Mediators Report #3 said mediation sessions occurring around June 3 included "one of the Chartered Organizations." https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/e97b2e05-5d1f-47ac-a4e2-541eb269322c_5219.pdf As I said at the time: the only CO that matters worth a bit would be the LDS. The Methodists would have been reported not as a single CO but as the "United Methodist Ad Hoc Committee." The wording ("one of the") leads me to think that meant LDS. It gets trickier with the Methodists and the Catholic Dioceses because there is no one, single, central authority for either
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  6. This is helpful. As I have been changing my mind on lawyer fees, partly it is due to hearing these types of details. All of the staff and professionals come out of those fees. It isn’t one person having to get paid. It is many that SOMEONE is paying upfront.
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