Criminal Justice Act
|CJA Panel Rates|
|Hourly Rates (Non-Capital Offenses):|
|As of:||Per hour:|
|01/01/16 to Present||$129.00|
|01/01/15 to 12/31/15||$127.00|
|03/01/14 to 12/31/14||$126.00|
|09/01/13 to 02/28/14||$110.00|
|01/01/10 to 08/30/13||$125.00|
|03/11/09 to 12/31/09||$110.00|
|01/01/08 to 03/09/10||$100.00|
|05/20/07 to 12/31/07||$94.00|
|01/01/06 to 05/19/07||$92.00|
|05/01/02 to 12/31/05||$90.00|
|Hourly Rates (Capital Cases):|
|As of:||Per hour:|
|01/01/16 to Present||$183.00|
|01/01/15 to 12/31/15||$181.00|
|03/01/14 to 12/31/14||$180.00|
|09/01/13 to 02/28/14||$163.00|
|01/01/10 to 08/30/13||$178.00|
|03/11/09 to 12/31/09||$175.00|
|01/01/08 to 03/10/09||$170.00|
|05/20/07 to 12/31/07||$166.00|
|Crack Cocaine Resentencing|
|Investigators, Expert Witnesses, or Other|
|Services (Non-Capital) *|
|With Prior Authorization||$2,500.00|
|* Note: with prior authorization, the maximum applies separately for each service provider; without prior authorization, the maximum applies to the aggregate compensation (excluding expenses) claimed by all services providers combined, not to each service provider individually.|
Special Announcement for CJA Attorneys
Effective May 23,2016, all payment vouchers will be required to be submitted and processed through the eVoucher application. eVoucher is a web-based, paperless application that will allow for the electronic submission and processing of payment vouchers to attorneys and experts under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA). eVoucher will replace the current paper based CJA process. To prepare for this application, click here to review the new eVoucher information.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-822-8305 with questions.
PLEASE NOTE: All paper vouchers must be submitted to the Court by May 9, 2016. After that date, no vouchers may be submitted until May 23 at which time eVoucher will be available.
National CJA Voucher Reference Tool
To utilize this tool, click on Topics or type in the Search box to find a particular topic or issue.
Appeal Transcript Order Form
By permission of the 6th Circuit, the signature on this document may be represented by s/TYPE NAME.
The data elements being requested on these forms are explained in the instructions. If you have questions concerning the CJA Forms and the instructions, contact the Duty Day Attorney in the Office of Defender Services at 202-502-3030 or call 502-625-3548.
Electronic Learning Modules
Mail completed payment vouchers to:Clerk U.S. District Court
601 W. Broadway, RM 106
Lousiville, KY, 40202
For any questions or help with the preparation of vouchers, call (502) 625-3548 or email email@example.com.