Lower Court Appeals
The Court is interested in establishing a contract for representation of indigent defendants on lower court appeals. If you have an interest in assuming coverage for lower court appeals, please provide a letter of interest, together with a proposal for an hourly rate and a suggested cap amount per appeal. Transcript costs are considered a separate expense and not part of an hourly rate or capped amount.
The number of lower court appeals is minimal:
2012-Two pending appeal cases are in need of court appointed counsel;
2011-The Court appointed counsel on 4 lower court appeal cases;
2010-The Court appointed counsel on 1 lower court appeal case
2009-The Court appointed counsel on 3 lower court appeal cases.
Please submit your proposal on or before April 6, 2012.