Criminal Justice Act

CJA eVoucher

Plan / Policies

Case Management and Budgeting Policy (As of Feb 14, 2011)
CJA Plan  - Amended Plan Approved June 28, 2013

Manuals / Instructions

AUTH Supporting Memorandum

eVoucher Tips and Manuals

Information for CJA Panel
National CJA Voucher Reference Tool
Submitting Vouchers that Exceed Compensation Maximums

The Guide

Volume 7, Part A, Chapter 2 Appointment and Payment of Counsel
Volume 7, Part A, Chapter 3 Authorization and Payment for Investigative Expert or Other Services
Volume 7, Part A, Chapter 5. Miscellaneous Procedures
Volume 19, Chapter 4, Judiciary Staff Travel Regulations

Travel Information

Approval For Excessive Travel Costs
Missing Travel Receipt Report

Per Diem rates
Travel Information for Court-Appointed CJA Attorneys

Interpreter Information

Interpreter Worksheet
List of Interpreters


Increase to Hourly Rate and Case Maximum for Criminal Justice Act Attorneys

The Judiciary’s Defender Services account received sufficient fiscal year 2015 funding to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $126 to $127 for non-capital work and from $180 to $181 for capital work performed on or after January 1, 2015. Where the appointment of counsel occurred before this effective date, the new compensation rates apply to that portion of services provided on or after January 1, 2015.

In addition, the change in the non-capital hourly rate results in an increase to some of the attorney case compensation maximum amounts. Subparagraph (d)(2) of the CJA, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, provides that the panel attorney case compensation maximums for non-capital

representations rise “simultaneously” with aggregate percentage increases in the hourly rate rounded to the nearest $100.

Panel attorney case compensation maximum amounts of $9,800 and $7,000 will increase by $100 to $9,900 and $7,100, respectively, and the case maximum amounts of $2,800 and $2,100 remain the same.

The new case compensation maximums apply to a voucher submitted by appointed counsel if that person furnished any CJA-compensable work on or after January 1, 2015. The former case compensation maximums apply to a voucher submitted by appointed counsel if that person’s CJA-compensable work on the representation was completed before January 1, 2015.

Benton County Jail Video Conference Protocol
CJA Application
CJA Application to Reapply
CJA Financial Affidavit for criminal cases

No PACER fees charged to individuals providing services authorized by Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A.

Fact Witness Compensation Instructions and Guidelines

Calculation Compensation for Time Worked

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