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Rule 3-14. Payment of Court-Appointed Counsel and Guardians Ad Litem

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   Before the claim of any attorney appointed by the court is allowed, such attorney shall make a written motion for fees, positively verified, stating time and expenses in the case as allowed for in court appointed attorney fee guidelines published by the court. Counsel shall also state in the motion that counsel has not received and has no contract for the payment of any compensation by such defendant or anyone on the defendant’s behalf or, if counsel has received any fee or has a contract for the payment of same, counsel shall disclose the same fully so that the proper credit may be taken on counsel’s motion.

   Before the claim of any court-appointed guardian ad litem is allowed, such guardian ad litem shall make a written motion for fees, positively verified, stating time and expenses in the case as allowed for in court appointed attorney fee guidelines published by the court. Counsel shall also state in the motion that counsel has not received and has no contract for the payment of any compensation by any party or anyone on a party’s behalf or, if the guardian ad litem has received any fee or has a contract for the payment of same, the guardian ad litem shall disclose the same fully so that the proper credit may be taken on the motion. If a purpose of the motion is to secure an order requiring Lancaster County to compensate the guardian ad litem, notice of the hearing on the motion shall be given to the Lancaster County Attorney as it is given to any other party.

Approved July 14, 2004; amended June 12, 2013.

This page was last modified on Friday, July 12, 2013