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Rule VI. Appointment of Counsel and Fees

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   A. The court will appoint counsel for a party determined indigent by the court and whenever else appointment of counsel would be appropriate. The parties shall complete a Request for Court-Appointed Counsel as directed by the court.


   B. The court may require any party to resubmit a financial statement periodically as ordered by the court. The court may order parties to reimburse Lancaster County for the services of court-appointed counsel if their financial situations change. Failure to maintain contact with counsel may result in the attorney’s being discharged.


   C. Court-appointed counsel may apply for payment of reasonable attorney fees by submitting a Motion for Payment of Attorney Fees and statement to the Clerk, providing with specificity each service rendered, the date of each service rendered, and the amount of time expended thereto.  Said statement shall further include the attorney’s name and the docket and page of the case. Further, counsel shall sign each statement affirming the truth and veracity of same.


   D. Counsel shall submit a Motion for Payment of Attorney Fees and proposed order pursuant to Lancaster County Juvenile Court Guidelines for Attorney Fees.

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