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Phone (915) 546-2143
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Council of Judges Administration

  • Non-Death Penalty Fee Schedule
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  • Fee Schedule for Counsel appointed to handle indigent Representation in Felony Non Death Penalty cases In El Paso County, Texas effective October 1, 2012.
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  • Per Vaccp Art. 26.05, the County and District Court Judges of El Paso County by formal action hereby adopt the following Schedule of Fees for Counsel appointed in El Paso County Texas to represent indigent defendants in Felony Non Death Penalty cases before the Trial Courts:
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  • Fixed rate for out of court work on a felony case: $60.00 per hour
  • Fixed rate for in court work on a felony case: $75.00 per hour
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  • If Counsel is handling more than one case at a time, for example one defendant with four cases. The Fee Schedule time is the actual total time spent. Thus if Counsel attends an arraignment on the four cases and the total actual time spent at the arraignment is 30 minutes, then counsel may only be paid once for the thirty minutes and not be paid for thirty minutes on each case.
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  • The minimum and maximum hourly rates will be set fixed rates as set forth above. The daily rate will be the fixed hourly rate set forth above multiplied by the number of hours worked in the day. The Judge presiding in the court which handles the case may adjust the total request payment to Counsel in a case if the court finds that the number of hours claimed by counsel in that case is not reasonably.
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  • Per Vaccp Art. 26.05, the County and District Court Judges of El Paso County by formal action hereby adopt the following Schedule of Fees for the Counsel appointed in El Paso County Texas to represent Indigent defendants on appear from Felony Non Death Penalty cases from the Trial Courts:
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  • Fixed rate for research, preparation, motions and writing the brief: $60.00 per Brief per Hour
  • Fixed rate for oral arguments in the court of appeals and/or court of criminal appeals: $75.00 per Brief per Hour
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  • If Counsel is handling more than one case at a time, for example one defendant with four cases on appear, the fee schedule time is the actual total time spent. Thus if Counsel attends and oral argument on the four cases and the total actual time spent at the argument is 30 minutes, then counsel may only be paid once for the thirty minutes and not be paid for thirty minutes on each case.
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  • The minimum and maximum hourly rates will be set fixed rates as set forth above. The daily rate will be fixed hourly rate set forth above multiplied by the number of hours worked in the day. The Judge presiding in the Court which handles the case may adjust the total requested payment to counsel in a case if the Court finds that the number of hours claimed by Counsel in that case is not reasonable.
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  • The above Fee Schedule is to take effect on October 1, 2012 A.D.
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  • It is so approved by formal action of the District and County Judges having jurisdiction over criminal matters this 16th day of August, 2012.
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  • Patrick M. Garcia, Judge
  • El Paso Council of Judges
  • Local Administrative Judge, 384th District Court