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Johnson v. Chandler, 06-2259

Upon a motion for retroactive appointment to represent a prisoner on a petition for habeas corpus so that the attorney could recover fees for the petition, the motion is granted where the court benefited from the attorney's representation. The court reminds lawyers representing prisoners in post-conviction matters by appointment in the district court to seek reappointment in the appellate circuit at the time an appeal is filed if they continue their representation on appeal and intend to seek compensation under the Criminal Justice Act.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/24/2007
  • Decided 05/24/2007
  • Published 05/24/2007


  • PER CURIAM., Before RIPPLE, ROVNER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Scott J. Frankel (argued), Frankel & Cohen, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Karl R. Triebel (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellee.