appointed attorney may submit a fee application to be compensated for
attorney's fees on appeal. Attorneys can find guidance on the
process on the Ohio Public Defender's
web site. Local Rule 11(E) details this
Court's procedure for appointed counsel to follow to submit a fee application.
According to Loc.R. 11(E)(1), the
application must be filed on the most recent forms issued by the Ohio Public
Defender's Office. The application must include an affidavit of indigency and that form must have been
notarized within one year
of the date of filing with this Court. Loc.R. 11(E)(1).
The Court cannot award payment that exceeds the schedule
of fees established by each County, unless a motion for extraordinary
fees is also filed. Loc.R. 11(E)(2).
All fee applications must be filed
within ten days of the entry of the decision and journal entry or
order that disposes of the appeal. Loc.R. 11(E)(3). The
Ohio Public Defender does not reimburse the counties for fees paid
pursuant to an untimely or improper application. Therefore, the
failure to timely file an application may result in a reduction or
nonpayment of fees. Loc.R. 11(E)(4). As a matter of
practice, this Court reduces fees by 50% if the application is not