Section 68

Section 68 CPCS Hour Caps

Notwithstanding subsections (b), (c) and (d) of section 11 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, in fiscal year 2020 the committee for public counsel services may waive the annual cap on billable hours for private counsel appointed or assigned to indigent cases if the committee finds that: (i) there is limited availability of qualified counsel in that practice area; (ii) there is limited availability of qualified counsel in a geographic area; or (iii) increasing the limit would improve efficiency and quality of service; provided, however, that counsel appointed or assigned to such cases within the private counsel division shall not bill more than 2,000 billable hours. It shall be the responsibility of an individual attorney to manage the attorney's billable hours.