LCrRLJ 3.1(d) RIGHT TO AN ASSIGNMENT OF LAWYER Indigent defendants shall have counsel appointed to represent them in all criminal cases unless the right to counsel is waived. Indigency shall mean an inability to pay an attorney a reasonable fee for the services which appear to be required by reasons of the crime charged without substantial hardship to himself or his family. Defendants who may request appointment of counsel may be required to promptly execute a financial disclosure under oath, which shall be filed in substantially the form set forth in Exhibit LCrRLJ 3.1 (d)(1) and (2). All appointments of counsel by reason of indigency are expressly contingent upon indigency and full disclosure of assets. Where assets are discovered or acquired subsequent to appointment which would indicate that the defendant can afford to retain counsel, or if the defendant can afford partial payment, fees may be ordered paid, pursuant to the appointment agreement, by the court. Upon appointment of counsel for indigent criminal defendants or other litigants, the Clerk shall promptly provide counsel with notice of the appointment. Attorneys representing defendants in criminal cases must serve prompt written notice of appearance upon the prosecuting attorney and file the same with the clerk of the court. [Effective September 1, 2006]
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