Lawyers hired by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to search thousands of emails on state servers for pornography and other offensive content will be paid at rates ranging up to $880 an hour.
The compensation for five lawyers involved in the review is spelled out in a newly signed contract made public Friday between Kane’s office and the Washington law firm of Buckley Sandler. The rates are discounted from the firm’s usual rates, and the lowest is $205.
Kane named one of the firm’s partners, former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, to lead the review. Gansler has agreed to work for roughly $80 an hour, which matches Kane’s salary.
Gansler said the contract’s being signed means the review can start next week.