Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Are We Being Robbed By Jill Wilson And Brooks Pierce?

For some time now people have been wondering about the arrangements between the Guilford County Schools and the law firm Brooks Pierce LLC. who "represents" our schools as well as several other local public school systems throughout North Carolina. This morning I opened my inbox to find the following information had been forwarded to me:

"Attached please find the records we have that are responsive to your request on July 24, 2017. GCS uses an engagement letter instead of contract. The letter and related attachments defines our agreement and terms with Brooks Pierce LLC. We do not have separate engagement letters with other attorneys; however, Brooks Pierce may use other attorneys on our behalf.
Nora Shoptaw
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Nora ShoptawProgram Administrator - Communications
Guilford County Schools
Department of District Relations
712 North Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-0880
336-370-8386 (phone)
336-574-3863 (fax)
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And here are the attachments as sent.

It would indeed be interesting to know how much money is actually paid Jill Wilson and Brooks Pierce LLC but to date no one is talking. In the meantime, the City of Greensboro, Greensboro Police Department, City of High Point, High Point Police Department, Guilford County, and Guilford County sheriff's Department all keep these costs in check by employing their own in-house legal departments.

According to a quote I got from Greensboro City Attorney Thomas Carruthers concerning information I asked for on the Robert v City of Greensboro suit, the City of Greensboro figures $40 an hour for reading through public records-- the same services Brooks Pierce is now billing Guilford County schools $150 to $225 per hour. Get it? It appears Jill R Wilson could afford to fund Tools For Schools out of her pocket.

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