I am a lawyer who does a lot of court-appointed work and it is a substantial part of my law practice. I see there may be cuts in federal court-appointed payments and/or delays because of budgetary issues based on what is known as the sequester statute. I have also seen at least one capital case where the courts have cut back on the fees, presumably because of the limited fee for capital cases the Supreme Court has allowed in Philadelphia. What is my professional obligation to the clients I represent and/or to future clients?
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