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CJA FAQ's

  • What do I need in order to have criminal subpoenas issued, if I'm the appointed counsel?

    You must bring a copy of the signed order, to the clerk's office, allowing issuance of subpoenas for the named witness showing on the subpoenas.

  • Do I have to supply my social security number?

    Yes. To process a voucher for payment, the Administrative Office must have your social security number (16B). The taxpayer or law firm ID number (16C) is required only if you checked "Yes" in 16A. All checks will be made out to you, not the law firm. If your firm is incorporated (16A), a 1099 will be provided to the firm, not to you.

  • Where do I claim mileage and parking expenses on the CJA voucher?

    Both mileage and parking are to be claimed as travel expenses.

  • Can I claim mileage? What is the mileage rate?

    You may claim mileage for use of a privately owned automobile.

    MILEAGE RATES
    Date From Date To Rate Per Mile
    Prior to September 8, 1998
    $ 0.31
    September 8, 1998
    March 31, 1999
    $0 .325
    April 1, 1999
    January 13, 2000
    $0 .31
    January 14, 2000
    January 21, 2001
    $ 0.325
    January 22, 2001
    January 20, 2002
    $ 0.345
    January 21, 2002
    December 31, 2002
    $ 0.365
    January 1, 2003
    December 31, 2003
    $ 0.36
    January 1, 2004
    February 3, 2005
    $ 0.375
    February 4, 2005
    August 31, 2005
    $ 0.405
    September 1, 2005
    December 31, 2005
    $ 0.485
    January 1, 2006
    January 31, 2007
    $ 0.445
    February 1, 2007
    March 18, 2008
    $ 0.485
    March 19, 2008 July 31, 2008
    $ 0.505
    August 1, 2008 January 31, 2009
    $ 0.585
    February 1, 2009 December 31, 2009
    $ 0.55
    January 1, 2010 December 31, 2010
    $ 0.50
    January 1, 2011 April 16, 2012
    $ 0.51
    April 17, 2012 December 31, 2012
    $0.555
    January 1, 2013 December 31, 2013
    $0.565
    January 1, 2014 December 31, 2015 $0.56
    January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016 $0.54
    January 1, 2017 12/31/2017 $0.535
    January 1, 2018 Present $0.545

     

  • What is the current pay rate for CJA Attorneys?

    The hourly CJA compensation rates are determined by the date and the type of work performed.

    CJA COMPENSATION RATES
    Date From Date To In-Court Out-of-Court
    Prior to January 1, 1996
    $60.00
    $40.00
    January 1, 1996
    December 31, 1999
    $65.00
    $45.00
    January 1, 2000
    March 31, 2001
    $70.00
    $50.00
    April 1, 2001
    April 30, 2002
    $75.00
    $55.00
    May 1, 2002
    December 31, 2005
    $90.00
    $90.00
    January 1, 2006
    May 19, 2007
    $92.00
    $92.00
    May 20, 2007
    December 31, 2007
    $94.00
    $94.00
    January 1, 2008
    March 10, 2009
    $100.00
    $100.00
    March 11, 2009 December 31, 2009
    $110.00
    $110.00
    January 1, 2010 August 31, 2013
    $125.00
    $125.00
    September 1, 2013 February 28, 2014 $110.00 $110.00
    March 1, 2014 December 31, 2014 $126.00 $126.00
    January 1, 2015 December 31, 2015 $127.00 $127.00
    January 1, 2016 May 4, 2017 $129.00 $129.00
    May 5, 2017 Present $132.00 $132.00