Except when time is of the essence, a motion for attorney’s fees, due
process costs, or related expenses should be served on the JAC for review and
response prior to setting a hearing. The JAC will respond to the motion
and indicate the JAC’s position on the motion and whether the JAC wishes
to participate in the hearing. Motions should be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org or the fax numbers listed in “Contacting Legal”.
In many instances, the JAC will not request a hearing on a motion. In those
instances, it is suggested the attorney submit a cover letter, the motion, the JAC’s
response, and a proposed order to the trial court for consideration. The
trial court can then determine how to proceed based on the nature of the motion
and the JAC’s response thereto.
The JAC strives to respond to motions within 5 business days. When expedited
responses to motions are necessary, such motions need to be received via email, with the
reason for the expedited response noted on the cover sheet to the
It is important to stress that private court-appointed counsel needs to submit the order
of appointment and charging document prior to filing any motions on a case. In
order for JAC to respond appropriately, the order of appointment and charging
documents must be on file with JAC. If the case opening documentation has not
previously been submitted, counsel will need to provide these documents along
with any motion for attorney’s fees, due process costs, or related expenses.