Actually, these are costs per the confirmation email that I received from the attorney after I made the appointment. The board has made a "preliminary determination" that I am unfit to practice, which will become final unless I appeal at a hearing. The dean advised me that I almost have to have legal representation at the hearing...otherwise, its like bringing a knife to a gun fight. Why would I spend my time on here making up some false story? It may sound unreasonable or unlikely but it is certainly true.