Reaction to Court-Appointed Attorneys Seeking Higher Pay
Carolyn Elefant over at Law.com's Legal Blog Watch comments on Wisconsin Court-Appointed Lawyers Seeking Higher Pay.
The public hearing in front of the State Assembly's Committee on Judiciary and Ethics is the furthest that any proposal to raise the rate to $70 per hour has gotten. The in-court hourly rate was originally set at $45 in 1978. Although it rose to $50 per hour during the early 1990s, the state Legislature brought it down to $40 per hour in 1995.