Panel Attorney Hourly Rate Increased, Effective July 1, 2022

June 28, 2022

We are very pleased to report that the final state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 includes an increase of $15/hour for the panel, increasing rates to: $110/hour for all assisted cases; $120/hour for most independent cases, and $130/hour for upper tier independent cases. The new rates apply to cases in which the appointment order is filed by the Court of Appeal on or after July 1, 2022. For more information on getting paid for First District court-appointed appeals, please visit the Getting Paid page on the FDAP website.