RAP 15.5: ALLOWANCE OF CLAIM FOR PAYMENT OF EXPENSE FOR INDIGENT PARTY

(a) Allowance Generally. The director of the Office of Public Defense determines all claims for expense. The director will allow or disallow all or part of the claimed expense within 15 days, excluding weekends and legal holidays, after the invoice has been filed in the Office of Public Defense. The director will notify the claimant of the decision. A claimant may object to the decision of the director by letter to the Office of Public Defense Advisory Committee not later than 30 days after the director's decision and the Committee's decision is final.

(b) Disallowance of Claim. If a brief is unnecessarily long, improper in substance, or not in compliance with these rules, all or a portion of counsel's claim may be disallowed. If the court reporter or counsel has been dilatory, all or a portion of the claim of the court reporter or the claim of counsel may be disallowed.

[Amended June 6, 1996; May 29, 2001; September 1, 2010]

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