120-1-15 Adequate fee schedule for assigned/appointed counsel and public defender salaries.

(A) In establishing a fee schedule to be paid appointed counsel in indigent cases eligible for reimbursement pursuant to section 120.33 of the Revised Code, the county commissioners and county bar association shall establish a schedule that is comparable to the fees paid to retained counsel in the same type of cases. No county will be entitled to reimbursement from the Ohio public defender if it can be demonstrated that its fee schedule is inadequate for an appointed attorney to cover the costs of overhead while working on an appointed case and to generate a reasonable income for work performed.

(B) Salaries paid to public defenders should be equivalent to salaries paid to similar positions within the justice system.

Effective: 10/09/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/21/2009 and 10/08/2014
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 120.03(B)
Rule Amplifies: 120.03 , 120.33(A)(3)
Prior Effective Dates: 9/27/91, 1/1/00