Duty lawyer fees

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    Payment rules

    Duty lawyer fees are payable at the hourly rate outlined in the scale of fees commencing from the time of arrival at the court or the watch-house.

    Rostered duty lawyers may claim travel expenses if:

    • the total distance traveled to and from court exceeds 10 km but does not exceed 35 km and
    • the practitioner is not also attending the court on behalf of a private client

    Traveling expenses for distances in excess of 35 km will only be paid in special circumstances where prior approval has been obtained from Legal Aid Queensland.

    Last updated 10 December 2015