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APPELLATE ASSIGNED COUNSEL FEES BY CIRCUIT

AUGUST, 1997

Prepared by Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System

CIRCUIT

BASIS

FEE SET

RATE

EXPENSES

COMMENTS

1st

Schedule

1990

Plea: $400

Additional

$40/hr. when extraordinary fees

Hillsdale

Trial: $600

granted

COA Arg.: $125

2nd

Hourly

1989

$40/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 600 max.

Berrien

Travel: $10/hr.

Trial: $1,200 max.

Extraordinary fees by motion

3rd

Schedule

1984

See Recorder's Court

Wayne

description below

4th

Hourly

1997

Office: $35/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 700 max.

Jackson

Non-Office: $45/hr.

Non-Cap. Trial: $1,200 max.

Clerical: $20/hr.

Cap. Trial: $1,500 max.

Travel to prisons at flat county rate for

location, otherwise 30 /mile and no

hourly pay for travel time. Transc. &

copy of ct. files should be returned

w/voucher.

5th

Schedule

1991

Plea: $350

Included

Extraordinary fees by motion.

Barry

Trial: $500

6th

Hourly

1993

$40/hr.

Included

Plea: $ 720 max.

Oakland

Trial: $1,200 max.

Extraordinary fees by motion to

three-judge panel

7th

Schedule

1992

Plea: No brief-$350;

LP travel inclu.;

Genesee

w/brief-$450; Orl. Arg.

other expenses

if ordered-$150

add'l.

Hourly

1981

Trials: $40 x 1 hr./

UP prison visits:

100 transc. pages

$100 plus mileage

x 5; Oral Arg. $150

8th

Hourly

1989

In-prison offense:

Additional

Ionia

$65/hr.

Montcalm

Non-prison offense:

$60/hr.

9th

Hourly

1990

$30/hr.

Additional

Plea: $400 max.

Kalamazoo

Travel: $10/hr.

Trial: $800 max.

+21/mile

10th

Schedule

1985

Plea: $350+$100/visit

Included

Saginaw

Hourly

Trial: $35/hr.

11th

Hourly

1987

$40/hr.

Additional

Mileage varies by county

Alger

Luce

Schoolcraft

12th

Hourly

1990

$45/hr.

Additional

Baraga

Houghton

Keweenaw

13th

Schedule

1992

Plea: No brief-$450;

Travel inclu.;

Antrim

w/brief-$550; Oral

other expenses

Gr. Traverse

Arg. if ordered-$150

additional

Leelanau

Trials: $60 x 1 hr./

100 transc. pages x 5;

$3,000 max.; Oral

Arg. if ordered-$150

14th

Hourly

1989

$40/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 500 max.

Muskegon

22/mile

Trial: $1,000 max.

15/page

Extraordinary fees by motion

15th

Schedule

1987

Plea: $400

$50 max. for

Branch

Trial: $700

travel

16th

Hourly

1974

$25/hr.

$25/hr. travel, no

May cover lodging to UP if

Macomb

mileage.

reasonable w/documentation

Reasonable office

& administrative

17th

Hourly

1991

$35/hr.

Additional

Extraordinary expenses require

Kent

20/mile

prior approval

18th

Hourly

1985

Judicial discretion

Additional

Detailed time sheets must be

Bay

(avg.: $40-50/hr.)

submitted w/voucher. Attys. may

bill when brief is filed with COA.

19th

Hourly

1988

$50/hr.

Additional

Benzie

Manistee

20th

Hourly

1985

$45/hr.

Additional

Ottawa

21st

Hourly

1986

$50/hr.

Additional

Isabella

Travel: $0

22nd

Schedule

1991

$50/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 500 max.

Washtenaw

Trial: $1,500 max.

Extraord. fees at $50/hr. and

expenses exceeding cap w/letter

of explanation

23rd

Schedule

1989

Plea: $400

Additional

Extraordinary fees by motion

Iosco

Trial: $650

Oscoda

Visit: $ 50

24th

Hourly

1991

$50/hr.

Additional

Sanilac

25th

Hourly

1984

$40/hr.

Additional

Marquette

26th

Schedule

1989

TC Mot. Only: $150

24/mile

Alcona

Plea: $350

Alpena

Trial: $500

Montmorency

COA Orals: $200

Presque Isle

Jail Visit: $ 60

Prison Visit: $120

27th

Schedule

1997

Plea: $350

Additional

Unusual or costly expenses require

Newaygo

Hourly

Trial: $30/hr.

.315/mile

prior approval

Oceana

28th

Hourly

1985

$45/hr.

Additional

Missaukee

Wexford

29th

Schedule

1997

Plea: $40/hr.,

Additional

Plea: $ 500 max.

Clinton

Trial: $50/hr.,

Trial: $1,250 max.

Gratiot

Extraordinary fees by motion

30th

Schedule

1997

Plea: $ 500

.315/mile

If case dismissed after client

Ingham

Trial: $1,100

consultation or atty. substitutes out:

Plea: $250

Trial: $300

Non-mileage expenses require prior

approval

31st

Hourly

1997

$69/hr.

Additional

Mileage rate varies monthly

St. Clair

Travel: $0

31/mile

32nd

Hourly

1989

$40/hr.

Additional

Gogebic

Ontonagon

33rd

Hourly

1990

$40/hr.

Included

Charlevoix

34th

Hourly

1990

$45/hr.

Additional

Arenac

Ogemaw

Roscommon

35th

Hourly

1995

$45/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 500 max.

Shiawassee

Trial: $1,500 max.

36th

Hourly

1994

Plea: $40/hr.,

$100 max.

Plea: $ 570 max.

Van Buren

Trial: $45/hr.,

$200 max.

Trial: $1,200 max.

Mand. Life: $50/hr.,

$350 max.

Mand. Life: $2,000 max.

Travel: $10/hr.

Mileage at

cnty. rate

37th

Hourly

1990

Non-Court: $30/hr.

Prison visit (if

Plea: $400 max.

Calhoun

In-Court: $50/hr.

authorized):

Trial: $700 max. +25/transc. page

LP-$150

Maxs. include orals & prison visits;

UP-$250

extraordinary expenses require prior

Oral Arg. (if COA

written approval.

directs)-$200

38th

Hourly

1991

$52/hr.

Additional

Monroe

39th

Schedule

1997

Plea: $400

Additional

Lenawee

Hourly

Trial: $30/hr.

30/mile

Secretary: $ 7/hr.

postage, copies,

telephone - actual

costs

40th

Hourly

1989

Non-Court: $50/hr.

Included

Extra expenses by motion

Lapeer

In-Court:

Trial: $50

COA: $60

SCt: $75

41st

Hourly

1981

$40/hr.

Included

Dickinson

Iron

Menominee

42nd

Hourly

1987

$45/hr.

Additional

Midland

43rd

Hourly

1992

$50/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 500 max.

Cass

31/mile

Trial: $1,500 max.

Extraord. fees require prior written

approval

44th

Hourly

1993

$45/hr.

Additional

Detailed time sheets must be filed

Livingston

Judicial Discretion

w/voucher

Plea: $ 500 max.

Bench: $ 750 max.

Jury: $1,500 max.

45th

Hourly

1987

$40/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 550 max.

St. Joseph

Bench: $ 900 max.

Jury: $1,200 max.

46th

Hourly

1988

$40/hr.

Additional

Crawford

Kalkaska

Otsego

47th

Hourly

1984

$40/hr.

Additional

Delta

48th

Hourly

1987

Judicial discretion

Additional

Allegan

(avg.: $40-50/hr.)

49th

Hourly

1981

$40/hr.

Additional

Mecosta

Osceola

50th

Hourly

1990

Non-prison offense:

Additional

Chippewa

Chippewa: $37.50/hr.

Mackinaw

Mackinac: $40/hr.

In-prison offense:

$50/hr.

51st

Hourly

1991

$40/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 550 max.

Lake

Bench: $ 900 max.

Mason

Jury: $1,200 max.

52nd

Hourly

1994

$50/hr.

Additional

Huron

53rd

Schedule

1995

Plea: $500

26/mile

Extraordinary fees & expenses with

Cheboygan

Trial: $650

written permission of court.

Oral Argu.: $120

Jail Visit: $ 70

Prison Visit: $140

54th

Schedule

1993

Non-Court: $55/hr.

Additional

Tuscola

In-Court: $75/hr.

55th

Hourly

1995

Trial: $ 30/hr.

Included

All Cases:

Clare

Schedule

Plea: $350

Oral Arg.: $100 max.

Gladwin

Jail Visit: $ 60 max.

Prison Visit: $120 max.

56th

Schedule

1978

$40/hr.

Additional

Plea: $ 450 max.

Eaton

Trial: $1,000 max.

Extraordinary fees by motion

57th

Hourly

1995

$40/hr.

Included

Extraordinary expenses with

Emmet

judicial approval

Recorder's

Schedule

1984

Plea: Transcript-$100; claim, brief, all proceedings:

Court

$350; Prison Visit: Wayne County Facilities-$75,

Camp Pellston & all UP Facilities-$400, all others-

$200; Appeal to higher court, each 1/2 day in trial

court: $75; Appearance at Habeas Corpus: $50

Trial: Transcript-$200 every 400 pages; claim,

brief, all proceedings: $500; Prison Visit: Wayne

County Facilities-$75; Camp Pellston & all UP

Facilities-$400, all others-$200; non-frivolous

Motion for New Trial w/Memorandum of Law by

trial counsel: $125; Appeal to higher court, each

1/2 day in trial court: $75; Appearance at Habeas

Corpus: $50