LCrRLJ 3.1(d) RIGHT TO AND 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 reason of the crime charged without substantial hardship to the defendant or the defendant's family. Defendants who 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. An attorney representing a defendant in a criminal case must promptly serve a written notice of appearance upon the prosecuting attorney and file the same with the clerk of the court. The attorney must certify to the court that he or she complies with the applicable Standards for Indigent Defense approved by the Supreme Court. [Effective September 1, 2013]
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