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Claim Guidelines

 
Guidelines for Appointed Counsel Compensation



   
Expenses

 

ATTORNEY TIME CATEGORIES GUIDELINE
1. Communication with appellant and/or trial counsel 3.5 hours
2. Record Review 1.0 hour for each 50 pages of record
3. Extensions of Time 0.5 hours
4. Motions to Augment

1.5 hours
5. Other Motions reasonable time
6. First Brief (Usually AOB)

Statement of Case and Facts 1/2 of time to review record, up to 10.0 hours
Low Simple < 4 hours
Simple 4 hours
Simple to Average > 4 to < 8 hours
Average 8 hours
Average to Complex > 8 to < 13.5 hours
Complex 13.5 hours
ATTORNEY TIME CATEGORIES GUIDELINE
7. Unbriefed Issues Low Simple < 0.5 hours
Simple 0.5 hours
Simple to Average > 0.5 to < 2.5 hours
Average 2.5 hours
Average to Complex > 2.5 to < 5.0 hours
Complex 5.0 hours

8. Reply Brief

 

1/3 of hours awarded for AOB
9. Supplemental Brief same as First Brief guidelines
10. Review of Opposing Brief After substantive brief 2.5 hours
After No Issue brief 0 hours
11. Habeas Corpus Petition 12.0 hours
12. Rehearing Petition 6.0 hours
13. Petition for Review 10.0 hours
14. Petition: Other

reasonable time
15. Petition: Read Response reasonable time
16. Petition: Reply to Response 1/3 of hours awarded for petition
17. Oral Argument 7.5 hours
18. Travel  
19. Review Opinion After substantive brief 1.5 hours
After Wende brief 0.2 hours
20. Review Superior Court file 2.0 hours
21. Consult with appellate project on assisted case 4.0 hours
on independent case 2.0 hours
22. Administrative Tasks 1.0 hours
23. Other Communications reasonable time

24. Other Services

reasonable time

EXPENSES CATEGORIES GUIDELINES
1. Photocopying actual cost, up to $0.10 per page

2. Brief Binding

 

actual cost, if reasonable

 

3. Postage/Delivery actual cost, if reasonable
4. Telephone actual long distance cost; if reasonable
5. Travel

Actual necessary expenditures, with the limitations described in the Judicial Council's Travel Guidelines for Court-Appointed Counsel in the Courts of Appeal (Originally published by the JCC in July 2010; modified in 2017 by ADI to reflect new rates.)
6. Court of Appeal Electronic Filing and Service Fees

actual cost
7. Paralegal/Law Clerk $25 per hour
8. Translator/Interpreter actual cost, up to local prevailing rate
9. Miscellaneous reasonable cost

 

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