Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jill R Wilson Of Brooks Pierce Law Hiding Public Information?

I snagged the screen grab above from the Brooks Pierce Law Firm where Ms Wilson works.

I found it interesting to learn that unlike the City of Greensboro or Guilford County, Guilford County Schools does not employ their own in-house attorney. Instead, Guilford County Schools, like Rockingham County Schools, Davidson County Schools and 3 other North Carolina public school systems, employ the Brooks Pierce Law Firm and Jill R Wilson for all their legal needs.

Some people believe Ms Wilson charges hundreds of dollars, possibly thousands of dollars, for each and every meeting she attends. And when you throw in all the school board meetings, planning meetings, meetings with school officials, time in court, staff time... Well now you know why Greensboro and Guilford County as well as the Greensboro Police Department and Guilford County Sheriff's department all employ their own in-house salaried attorneys.

Anyway, parents and teachers here in Guilford County and other counties got to wondering just exactly how much money Jill Wilson and Brooks Pierce Law are raking in each year. So those same parents and teachers started submitting public information requests.

But so far, under the direction of Jill R Wilson, the school boards ain't talking.

As a matter of fact: at the request of Jill R Wilson herself, there's a meeting going on later today in which the folks in charge will discuss charging fees for public information requests.

Interesting, don't you think?

I mean, if I were running the Guilford County Schools and everything were on the up and up, all the accounting records including payments to Jill R Wilson and Brooks Pierce would already be online for everyone to see.

After all, taking a screen grab of any kind of accounting page is no more difficult than taking a screen grab of a web page. And if an old guy with a fake high school diploma from Greensboro's James B Dudley Sr High School can figure it out all on his own, surely those college educated folks working in the Guilford County Schools can be taught to do the same.