Moscow Mayor sets wages for pro bono attorneys
MOSCOW, October 17 (RAPSI) - Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has signed a decree stipulating compensations and subsidies for attorneys that provide legal advice and representation for Moscow citizens on a pro-bono basis, RIA Novosti reported Thursday citing an undisclosed source in the city government.
Moscow’s department of social security will allocate annual subsidies to the Moscow Bar Association, which in turn will compensate the lawyers that participate in the pro bono legal advice program, according to the source. The Moscow Bar Association will submit an annual report on the legal advice provided.
Basic consultations will be compensated with 400 rubles ($12,5). Written consultations and the filing of motions will turn up – 1,200 rubles ($37). Legal representation through the course of a case will be compensated with 4,000 rubles ($124). Each day of representation before executive and local authorities will turn up 2,000 rubles ($62), and house call consultations will be compensated with 3,000 rubles ($93).