Thursday, March 11, 2010

Petition filed for higher rates for court-appointed lawyers

On March 5, 2010 Dean A. Strang, John S. Skilton and Timothy W. Burns filed a Petition and Supporting memo with the Wisconsin Supreme Court
for an amendment to Supreme Court Rule 81.02 changing the hourly rate of compensation for court-appointed lawyers to $80, indexing that rate to the Consumer Price Index, and specifying that the payment of an hourly rate less than the rate set forth in Supreme Court Rule 81.02(1) for legal services rendered pursuant to appointment by the State Public Defender under Wisconsin Statutes section 977.08 is unreasonable.
In the Matter of the Amendment of Supreme Court Rule 81.02, Compensation of Attorneys Appointed by the Court (10-03)

Petition filed to increase Supreme Court rate for court-appointed attorneys, by Adam Korbitz, Government Relations Coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin