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Criminal Justice Act and Appointed Counsel Information

CJA Information

The hourly compensation rate for work performed on or after January 1, 2016, is increased to $129 per hour for non-capital cases. The case compensation maximum has increased to $7,200. The rate for capital cases for work performed on or after January 1, 2016, is increased to $183 per hour. The compensation rate for work performed between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, is $127 per hour for non-capital cases and $181 for capital cases. The compensation rate for work performed between March 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, is $126 per hour for non-capital cases and $180 for capital cases.

 CJA Attorney "Dos" and "Don'ts"

Anders Checklist

CJA 24: Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcripts

CJA 27: Supplemental Information Statement for a Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum

CJA 27A: Guidance to Attorneys in Drafting the Memorandum Required for a Compensation Claim in Excess of the Case Compensation Maximum

Criminal Justice Act - Attorney Application (this form can be filled out and then printed)

 Criminal Justice Act Plan

 Guidelines for Claims Submitted for Reimbursement Under the Criminal Justice Act - Effective January 1, 2016     

Guidelines for Completing a Criminal Justice Act Form 20

Instructions for Completing a Criminal Justice Act Form 23 (Request for Appointment of Counsel)

 Notice to Attorneys Appointed Under the Criminal Justice Act Plan Regarding Public Disclosure of Voucher Information

 Notice to Appointed Pro Bono Counsel

Notice to Counsel Regarding Reduction of CJA Compensation Rates

Supplemental Information Required with a Criminal Justice Act Form 23

 

eVoucher Information

 Notice to All CJA Counsel regarding Implementation of eVoucher. The Court of Appeals will be going live on eVoucher on June 6, 2016. All CJA attorneys are directed to review the attached notice regarding the deadline for submission of outstanding vouchers and the implementation process.

eVoucher Training Material: Instructions and Manuals

 

eVoucher Training Material: Electronic Learning Modules

 

eVoucher Link