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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 13-175



Compensation for Conflict Capital Case Representation; Administrative Order No. 01 of 2013

[43 Pa.B. 658]
[Saturday, February 2, 2013]


And now, this 17th day of January, 2013, the January 14, 2013 Order is amended to read as follows:

 By decision of the Administrative Governing Board of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, compensation of conflict counsel in capital cases is hereby modified as follows:

 (1) counsel appointed in capital cases on and after February 22, 2012 shall be paid a flat fee of $10,000 (lead counsel) and $7,500 (penalty phase counsel), irrespective of whether the case is tried to verdict or otherwise disposed and resolved; and

 (2) lead counsel and penalty phase counsel shall receive a per diem payment of $400 for each day of their trial representation in excess of one week (five full days), in addition to the above flat fees and regardless of the date of counsel's appointment.

 This Administrative Order is issued in accordance with the March 26, 1996 order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Eastern District, No. 164 Judicial Administration, Docket No. 1, as amended, and shall become effective immediately. This Order and attachments shall be filed with the Prothonotary in a docket maintained for Orders issued by the Administrative Governing Board of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. One certified copy of this Order and attachments shall be submitted to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, two certified copies and one copy on a computer diskette shall be distributed to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, and the Order and attachments shall also be published in The Legal Intelligencer. Copies of the Order and attachments shall also be posted on the First Judicial District's website at, and submitted to American Lawyer Media, Jenkins Memorial Law Library, and the Law Library for the First Judicial District.

By the Court

Chair, Administrative Governing Board of the
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Administrative Judge, Trial Division
Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-175. Filed for public inspection February 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]

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