The following hourly rates apply to legal aid services performed in family or civil law proceedings effective from 1 July 2009 (GST exclusive).
|Level of experience|
(see below for full explanation of categories)
|Level 1 |
|FC1 (Other tribunal/judicial authority)||92||116||124|
|FC2 (Family Court, District Court, …)||106||120||134|
|FC3 (High Court)||120||134||149|
|FC4 (Court of Appeal/Supreme Court)||130||144||159|
|Travel time (pre-5 November 2012)||48||58||68|
|Travel time (post-5 November 2012 Disbursement Policy)||63|
|Qualified legal executives||82|
|Non qualified legal executives / paralegals||72|
FC 1 – Any tribunal or judicial authority not included in any other category.
FC 2 – Family Court, District Court (including any mental health hearing before a District Court judge), Environment Court, Maori Land Court.
FC 3 – High Court, Maori Appellate Court, Waitangi Tribunal, Employment Court.
FC 4 – Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Level 1 – A person with up to 4 complete years of litigation experience.
Level 2 – A person with at least 4 and up to 9 complete years of litigation experience.
Level 3 – A person with at least 9 complete years of litigation experience.
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