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Feds cutting fees for court-appointed lawyers

Sequestration is hitting federal court-appointed lawyers in the wallet. The Executive Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference has reduced hourly rates for court-appointed panel attorneys by $15 an hour. The change is described as an “emergency move” to preserve federal defender staffing in FY 2014. Some lawyers will have to wait for their pay, as well. Payments to ...

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