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Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Information

 

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CJA Payment System

It is very important that you maintain complete and accurate records reflecting the time spent in conference with your client, as well as the advice or instructions provided. You should have a record of your time in Court on behalf of your client, in addition to anything else done in connection with that case. Please use the worksheets below to satisfy this requirement.

The Clerk's Office staff will audit your voucher to ensure that your claims are allowable under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) and the Guidelines for the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act (Guidelines), adopted by the Judicial conference of the United States. The staff will reduce claims that exceed the limits and will strike claims that are not allowable under the Act or the Guidelines. Your claim will be reviewed for reasonableness and compliance with the CJA and the Guidelines by the United States District Judge or Magistrate Judge who presided over your case.

 


CJA Form 23 - Financial Affidavit

   CJA Form 23 (PDF Format)

CJA Expert and Investigative Services Forms

Memorandum Request for Expert Services Up To the Statutory Maximum and Sealed Ex Parte Application for Authority to Retain Expert at Government Expense 
 WordPerfect Format  PDF Format
Sealed Order on Defendant's Ex Parte Application for Authority to Retain Expert at Government Expense
(Statutory Maximum) 
 WordPerfect Format  PDF Format
Statement of Work for Expert Services 
(Statutory Maximum)
 WordPerfect Format  PDF Format

 

Memorandum Request for Expert Services in Excess of Statutory Maximum and Sealed Ex Parte Application for Authority to Retain Expert at Government Expense in Excess of Statutory Maximum
Updated 6/1/10 
 WordPerfect Format  PDF Format
Sealed Order on Defendant's Ex Parte Application for Authority to Retain Expert at Government Expense
Updated 6/1/10 
 WordPerfect Format  PDF Format
Statement of Work for Expert Services
Updated 6/1/10 
 WordPerfect Format  PDF Format

 

CJA Panel Case Budget Forms

Case Budgeting Worksheet 
 Excel Format
Case Budget Training Guide 
 WordPerfect Format  Word Format

Updated: 03/07/2016