Fee Information


Compensation for assigned felony appeals is provided directly by the trial courts and their county funding units. While many trial courts maintain unique local assignment lists and attorney fee policies, a growing number have joined regional assignment lists by adopting a standard attorney fee policy.

If counsel completes an assignment from a court that has joined a regional assignment list, counsel should provide a standard attorney fee voucher to MAACS, along with all necessary supporting documentation, in pdf format. The pdf voucher is not fillable online with all browsers but can be downloaded and completed in Adobe (Adobe DC for Mac).

If counsel completes an assignment from a court that has not joined a regional assignment list, counsel should submit a traditional carbon-copy voucher (form CC 401) directly to the appointing trial court. Blank traditional vouchers are available from MAACS.

If you have any questions about attorney fee policies, please contact vouchersupport@mimaacs.org.

Appellate Counsel Fees By Circuit (updated June 2018)

Regional Assignment List Circuit Map (updated June 2018)

Standard Attorney Fee and Expense Policy

Standard Attorney Fee Voucher

Attorney Fee Resources - including case law on counsel compensation, sample motion for attorney fees and expenses, sample motion for appointment of investigator and experts, and more.

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