Britney Spears The High Cost of Sanity

3/24/2009 8:47 AM PDT

Britney Spears'
comeback -- priceless. Hiring lawyers to help make it happen -- $2.7 million.

Britney's conservators have hired a total of 17 lawyers and law firms to handle her affairs over the last 14 months. According to legal papers filed in L.A. County Superior Court yesterday, the fees just keep on piling up.

The attorneys representing Jamie Spears have racked up more than $1 mil in fees.

Britney has made the legal profession recession-proof -- clearly.