Kan. Admin. Regs. § 105-5-8 - Compensation; exceptional cases

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Any compensation for attorneys' services in excess of the amounts specified in K.A.R. 105-5-6 and K.A.R. 105-5-7 may be approved only in exceptional cases. A finding by the court that a case is exceptional shall be subject to final approval by the board. An exceptional case shall mean any of the following:
(1) Any case involving a felony charge in the trial court that is of-grid;
(2) any felony case tried on a not guilty plea in which there have been 25 or more hours spent in court in defense of the indigent defendant;
(3) any felony case not submitted to a judge or jury in which there have been 10 hours or more of in-court time spent in defense of the indigent defendant; or
(4) any case that has been declared an exceptional case by the court due to its complexity or other significant characteristics.
(b) Each claim for compensation in an exceptional case shall be accompanied by a specific finding in a court order specifying the basis for the declaration that the case is exceptional.
(c) Reasonable compensation for attorneys' services in exceptional cases shall not exceed $8,000 per case. However, additional compensation may be approved by the board if warranted by the extreme complexity of the case.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 105-5-8
K.S.A. 22-4507 and 22-4522; effective May 1, 1984; amended, T-105-6-13-88, July 1, 1988; amended Nov. 1, 1988; amended Oct. 30, 1989; amended July 1, 1993; amended, T-105-6-15-93, July 1, 1993; amended Aug. 16, 1993; amended Aug. 20, 1999; amended, T-105-7-5-06, July 5, 2006; amended Nov. 13, 2006; amended, T-105-8-16-10, Aug. 16, 2010; amended Nov. 5, 2010; amended Dec. 11, 2015; amended Nov. 14, 2016; amended April 26, 2019; amended April 26, 2019; amended by Kansas Register Volume 39, No. 10; effective March 20, 2020.

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