Rule 5-17. Payment of Court-Appointed Counsel

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Rule 5-17. Payment of Court-Appointed Counsel

  Court-appointed counsel shall be paid an hourly fee established by the court and kept on file with the clerk. Before court-appointed counsel’s claim for payment is allowed, such counsel shall file a written motion for fees, positively verified, itemizing the time and expenses spent on the case. All motions for fees shall be transmitted to and reviewed by the county attorney. The county attorney shall note any objection to the claim and initial the claim and timely forward it to the court. If the county attorney has no objection, he or she shall initial the claim and forward it to the court. Except for good cause shown or upon a showing of excusable delay, court-appointed counsel shall file the written motion for fees no later than 90 days after the close of the case.

Rule 5-17 approved January 21, 2016.