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CJA FAQ's

  • How do I change my PACER Exemption Status for CJA?

    When viewing doucments or docket sheets in a case in which you are appointed, you will need to change your PACER Exemption Status every time you login. 
    Go to Utilities  and then Change PACER Exemption Status.  This exempt setting is only good for this session.  The next time you login it will default to Not Exempt.

    Link to Instructions

  • 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. Please see the U.S. General Services Administration website for current mileage rates.

     

  • What is the hourly compensation rate for CJA Attorneys?

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

    CJA Non-Capital Hourly Rates
    If services were performed between
    The maximum hourly rate is...
    01/01/2021 through present $155
    01/01/2020 through 12/31/2020 $152
    02/15/2019 through 12/31/2019
    $148
    05/05/2017 through 03/22/2018 $132
    01/01/2016 through 05/04/2017 $129
    01/01/2015 through 12/31/2015 $127
    03/01/2014 through 12/31/2014 $126
    09/01/2013 through 02/28/2014 $110
    01/01/2010 through 08/31/2013 $125
    03/11/2009 through 12/31/2009 $110
    01/01/2008 through 03/10/2009 $100
    05/20/2007 through 12/31/2007 $94
    01/01/2006 through 05/19/2007 $92
    05/01/2002 through 12/31/2005 $90