107 KAR 1:025. Attorneys' fees.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 346.040, 346.110

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 346.040, 346.110

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: Under KRS 346.040(2) the Crime Victims Compensation Board's powers and duties include the adoption of rules for the approval of attorneys' fees for representation before the board or upon judicial review as provided for in KRS 346.110. This administrative regulation sets forth the conditions of such payment.

 

      Section 1. If a claimant is represented by an attorney and the attorney so requests, the board, may, as a part of any award or by separate order subsequent to the award, allow a reasonable attorney's fee for the filing of a claim and any subsequent proceedings. Such fee shall not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the amount of the award, and shall be paid out of the award and not in addition to the award. No attorney representing a claimant shall contract for or receive as a fee any sum larger than fifteen (15) percent of the amount of the award. Any fee contract in violation of this provision shall be void. (3 Ky.R. 461; eff. 1-5-77; Am. 702; eff. 6-1-77.)