52.16 LAWYERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PARTIES BEFORE THE COURTS

Order n° 15.617 Fixing payment conditions to avocats-défenseurs, avocats and trainee lawyers giving legal aid assistance and appointed by the court
(27 December 2002)

Considering the Constitution;
Considering the Code of civil procedure;
Considering the Code of criminal procedure;
Considering the commercial Code;
Considering Law n° 446 of 16 May 1946 founding the Labour Court;
Considering Law n°636 of 11 January 1958 tending to modify and to codify legislation on the declaration, compensation and insurance for accidents at work;

Article 1 - Avocats-défenseurs, avocats and trainee lawyers giving legal aid assistance and appointed by the court are granted compensation by the State.

Article 2 - Such compensation is fixed according to a value unit (VU) and to multiplying factors. The amount of the value unit and the multiplying factors are fixed by an order of the Directeur des Services judiciaires.

Article 3 - At the end of each procedure, the main chief of the clerk issues an attestation confirming the end of the case, which is duly signed by the appointed avocat-défenseur, avocat or trainee lawyer, which he or she forwards to the trésorier des finances*** for payment.

Article 3 - Should difficulties arise, they shall be settled as provided for in article 27 of Law n° 1.407 of 28 July 1982 on the practice as avocats-défenseurs and avocats, in case of non reconciliation.

Article 4 - The provisions of this order apply to appointments in respect of legal aid and in respect of officially appointed lawyers between the 1st January and 31st December 2003.