Attorney Payment Vouchers are promissory notes for government appointed attorneys who represent indigent clients. These vouchers serve to ensure that the attorneys will be compensated by the county, city, state, or federal government. Eligible attorneys have to complete a voucher form, which would then be processed by the responsible government entity before the attorney would receive payment.
Because there are no set rates for government appointed attorneys across the United States, the voucher serves as a way to standardize payment systems for state appointed attorneys. These attorneys typically represent indigent clients in criminal, civil, family, and appellate cases, and as such, their clients may not have the funds to cover the case costs. Vouchers are given to these attorneys by the government entity to indicate that payments will be given by the government, rather than the client, on a standardized schedule.
Some counties, cities, states, and even the federal government are experiencing budget problems and are delaying payment to certain areas of their government. The court system at every level has suffered huge cuts because of the recession and with less staff available, there is a strong likelihood of delays. Those delays may affect the processing of your payment vouchers. The attorneys waiting on compensation for unpaid payment vouchers are urged to contact RD Legal Funding, which is positioned to provide immediate post-settlement financing. To start accelerating your unpaid payment vouchers today, please fill out the brief online application located at the upper right corner of this page, or you can call RD Legal toll-free at 1-800-565-5177 to speak with one of our legal funding experts.