You may not be aware, but there is a proposal to pay for the rate increase for court-appointed conflict counsel using funding that Jenkins receives from a surcharge on court filing fees. If this were to happen, it threatens Jenkins' very existence. Court filing fees account for 70% of our revenue. We are encouraging our members to read the response from our President, Theodore "Ted" Simon, (which is also attached here) to the article that was published on June 27th in The Legal Intelligencer.
Should legislation be introduced that would jeopardize Jenkins’ funding, we will need your support. This link is to a form that requests some information that would assist us in illustrating how Jenkins is a vital resource for our members, others in the legal community, and the citizens of Philadelphia.
Over the next several weeks we will be keeping you informed of this matter of great concern. We remain vigilant to our members, the legal community, and the public.
We thank you for your support.