Does CPCS Reimburse for Client Personal Expenses?

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Denise Torraco
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CPCS generally does not reimburse for a client’s personal expenses such as transportation or other services. If a client needs assistance of a personal nature, counsel must seek authorization from the appropriate Deputy Chief Counsel, prior to filing a motion pursuant to G.L. c. 261, §§ 27A-27G, for such expenses.

Counsel who receive prior authorization and who obtain a court-approved motion, pursuant to G.L. c. 261, §§ 27A-27G, may receive reimbursement for reasonable expenditures for an incarcerated client’s appropriate courtroom attire for appearances at trial, not to exceed $200.

Counsel must provide receipts evidencing the expenses incurred.

(Reference: Assigned Counsel Manual, page 398)

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