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Creating a CJA 26 - Request for Pre-Authorization to Exceed the Statutory Maximum

Counsel must obtain pre-authorization to exceed the statutory maximum unless the case meets the criteria for case budgeting.  Not later than thirty (30) days after review of the discovery, counsel must submit a Form CJA 26 "Statement for a Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum (District Court)." Counsel must also submit a detailed memorandum supporting counsel's claim that the case is extended or complex and the excess payment is necessary to provide fair compensation.