2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 938. Juvenile justice code.
938.996938.996 Compensation. Any judge of this state who appoints counsel or a guardian ad litem pursuant to the provisions of the interstate compact on juveniles may, in the judge's discretion, allow reasonable compensation in an amount not to exceed the compensation paid to private attorneys under s. 977.08 (4m) (b), to be paid by the county on order of the court.
938.996 - ANNOT.History: 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27; 1995 a. 77 s. 398; Stats. 1995 s. 938.996.
938.996 - ANNOT.The courts' power to appropriate compensation for court-appointed counsel is necessary for the effective operation of the judicial system. In ordering compensation for court ordered attorneys, a court should abide by the s. 977.08 (4m) rate when it can retain effective counsel at that rate, but should order compensation at the rate under SCR 81.01 or SCR 81.02 or a higher rate when necessary to secure effective counsel. Friedrich v. Dane County Circuit Court, 192 Wis. 2d 1, 531 N.W.2d 32 (1995).
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