Lawyer investigated for billing 30 hours a day

February 8, 2008 A Canadian lawyer is in trouble after being accused of charging a client for an impressive 30 hours' work in a single day. Mobina Jaffer, who is also a Canadian senator, acted with her son Azool to defend Catholic missionary order the Oblates of Mary Immaculate against charges of sexual abuse in its schools. However, after being billed $6.7 million for work done between 2000 and 2004, the Oblates sacked the Jaffers and sued. The Jaffers settled out of court in December, but the Law Society of British Columbia is now investigating the senator. According to reports filed by the Oblates, Jaffer once billed $13,000 for working 30 hours in one day.

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