Rule 13A: [Provisional]. Electronic Indigent Fee Claim Submission.
Section 1. Establishment of Electronic Claims System.
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is authorized to establish and implement a system for the electronic submission of fees and expenses relating to the representation of and provision of services to persons who are determined to be indigent pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 13 ("electronic claims system"). The phased implementation of the electronic claims system shall be scheduled at the discretion of the director of the AOC.
Section 2. Procedures.
(a) Electronic claims may be submitted by attorneys and interpreters. Claims for expert, investigative, and other support services under Supreme Court Rule 13, section 5, shall not be submitted as an electronic claim. Claims arising under Supreme Court Rule 15 shall not be submitted as an electronic claim, except for those claims for appointed counsel.
(b) Electronic claims that total less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) shall be exempt from the judicial review and approval requirement of Supreme Court Rule 13, section 6(a)(l). Such claims will be directed to the AOC for examination and audit pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 13, section 6(b).
(c) During the phased implementation of the electronic claims system, submission of electronic claims shall be permissive. At the expiration of the phased implementation of the electronic claims system, submission of electronic claims shall be mandatory unless electronic submission of claims is prohibited under this rule or the AOC authorizes the submission of claims in some other form because of exigent circumstances.
[Adopted by order filed March 8, 2010, effective May 1, 2010 through August 1, 2011. Rule extended until further notice by Supreme Court order entered May 10, 2012, effective August 1, 2011.]
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