LEO: Fee - Court-Appointed Attorney  LE Op. 306


Fee - Court-Appointed Attorney.


November 16, 1978


A court-appointed attorney may accept a fee from his client upon learning

that the client is not truly indigent, provided that the court is informed,

the attorney submits no voucher with the court and the client is extended

the opportunity to retain counsel of his choice once his ability to pay

has been ascertained. [See II: DR:7-102(A)(3).]


Committee Opinion November 16, 1978