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NCJ Number: 67920 Find in a Library
Title: COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL FEES
Author(s): T SAVAGE; J MILLER
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SURVEY PROVIDES A GENERALIZED OVERVIEW OF COMPENSATION FOR COUNSEL APPOINTED BY THE COURT, OUTLINING COMPENSATION SCHEDULES AND PRACTICES FOR EACH STATE AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Abstract: STATES WITH NO FEE SCHEDULES ARE CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, IDAHO, KENTUCKY, LOUSIANA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. STATES WITH NO MAXIMUM FEE RATES ARE ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, FLORIDA, IDAHO, KENTUCKY, LOUSIANA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, NORTH DAKOTA, UTAH, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN. FEE SCHEDULES RANGE FROM $10 TO $40 PER HOUR, WITH MANY STATES SETTING DIFFERENT FEES BY TYPE OF COURT OR CASE. SOME STATES HAVE FEES PER DAY OR MONTH OR EVEN PER CASE. MAXIMUM FEES RANGE FROM $50 FOR A JUVENILE HEARING IN NORTH CAROLINA TO $9,000 IN KANSAS FOR A FELONY TRIAL WITH A SENTENCE OF 25 YEARS OR MORE. STATES WITH PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES ARE ALASKA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, IDAHO, 80 PERCENT OF THE COUNTRIES OF ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KANSAS, MARYLAND, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, A FEW COUNTIES OF OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, 32 COUNTIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SOME COUNTIES OF SOUTH DAKOTA, 3 COUNTIES OF TENNESSEE, SOME COUNTIES OF TEXAS, UTAH, DENSELY POPULATED AREAS OF VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WASHINGTON, AND WYOMING. IOWA PROVIDES NO INFORMATION. (JLF)
Index Term(s): Court appointed counsel; Fee schedules; Legal fees; Public defenders; State-by-state analyses
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