Criminal Justice Act

CJA Panel Rates
Hourly Rates (Non-Capital Offenses):
As of: Per hour:
Mar. 1, 2014 to Present $126.00
Sep. 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014 $110.00
Jan. 1, 2010 to Aug. 30, 2013 $125.00
Mar. 11, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009 $110.00
Jan. 1, 2008 to Mar. 10, 2009 $100.00
May 20, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2007 $94.00
Jan. 1, 2006 to May 19, 2007 $92.00
May 1, 2002 to Dec. 31, 2005 $90.00
Hourly Rates (Capital Cases):
As of: Per hour:
Mar. 1, 2014 to Present $180.00
Sep. 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014 $163.00
Jan. 1, 2010 to Aug. 30, 2013 $178.00
Mar. 11, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009 $175.00
Jan. 1, 2008 to Mar. 10, 2009 $170.00
May 20, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2007 $166.00
Maximum Compensation:
Felony cases *
Before 3/1/2014 $9,700.00
After 3/1/2014 $9,800.00
Misdemeanors *
Before 1/1/2010 $2,400.00
After 1/1/2010 $2,800.00
Appeals *
Before 3/1/2014 $6,900.00
After 3/1/2014 $7,000.00
Crack cocaine resentencing
Before 1/1/2010 $1,800.00
After 1/1/2010 $2,100.00
Expert Witnesses **
Before 5/27/2010 $1,600.00
After 5/27/2010 $2,400.00
* as of December 8, 2004; excess compensation determined on case-by-case bases
** per witness; excess compensation is possible
Mileage:
As of: Per mile:
January 1, 2014 $0.56
January 1, 2013 $0.565
April 17, 2012 $0.555
January 1, 2011 $0.51
January 1, 2010 $0.50
February 1, 2009 $0.55
August 1, 2008 $0.585
March 19, 2008 $0.505
For mileage rates prior to 3/19/2008, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/

Criminal Justice Act Plan

CJA Information Packet

Guides for the Adminstration of the Criminal Justice Act and Related Statutes

Defender Services

Appointment of Counsel Information

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.

Attorney Dos and Dont's

CJA Forms

Time Expenses in Common

Appeal Transcript Order Form
By permission of the 6th Circuit, the signature on this document may be represented by s/TYPE NAME.

CJA 24 Request and Authorization for Transcript

CJA 20/30 In-Court Worksheet

CJA 20/30 Out-Of-Court Worksheet

CJA 20/30 Travel Expense Worksheet

CJA 20/30 Expense Worksheet (Non-Travel)

CJA 26 Supplemental Information Statement for Compensation Claim in Excess

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.

CJA 21 Authorization and Voucher for Expert and other Services
    CJA 21 Helpful Tips

CJA 26 Guidance Drafting the Memorandum Excess Compensation Claim

CJA 31 Death Penalty Proceedings: Ex Parte Request for Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services

Appendix C Advance Authorization for Investigative, Expert or Other Services

CJA Instructions

CJA 20 Instructions

CJA 21 Instructions

CJA 24 Instructions

CJA 30 Instructions

CJA 31 Instructions

 

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 cja@kywd.uscourts.gov.

District Representative:
Michael Mazzoli
(502) 589-6190