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Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

Plan & Order - Criminal Justice Act

 

Application - for membership in the Criminal Justice Act lead panel or training panel

 

Instructions - CJA Handbook / Instructions for completing CJA vouchers 

 

Rates - Attorney hourly rates and mileage rates

 

Benchmarks - Travel Time and Mileage

 

National CJA Voucher Reference Tool - The purpose of the on-line Reference Tool is to provide quick access to the policies and procedures related to Criminal Justice Act (CJA) cases, beginning with the appointment of panel attorneys and continuing through the processing of vouchers to the approval of payment for services rendered.

 

Forms

CJA 20 - Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court Appointed Counsel

CJA 21 - Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services

CJA 24 - Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript

CJA 30 - Death Penalty Proceedings: Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court Appointed Counsel

CJA 31 - Death Penalty Proceedings: Ex Parte Request for Authorization and Voucher Expert and Other Services 

 

Worksheets

The new automated CJA 20 form will save time for attorneys as well as the courts. Please take the time to explore and offer feedback on the new spreadsheet.

 

PowerPoint Slideshow

Troubleshooting

Submitting and Printing

FAQ's

CJA Ex Parte Expert Preapproval Motion

CJA Out of District Travel Ex Parte Motion

CJA Case Maximums

 

For more information

phone

  • (314) 244-7873
  • (314) 244-7875

email

 Federal Public Defender's website

 

Old Worksheets

CJA Voucher In-Court Expense Worksheet for Form 20 (pdf)

CJA Voucher Out-of-Court Hourly Worksheet for Form 20 (pdf)

CJA Voucher In-Court Expense Worksheet for Form 21 (pdf)

CJA Voucher Out-of-Court Hourly Worksheet for Form 21 (pdf)

CJA Voucher In-Court Expense Worksheet for Form 30 (pdf)

CJA Voucher Out-of-Court Hourly Worksheet for Form 30 (pdf)

CJA Voucher In-Court Expense Worksheet for Form 31 (pdf)

CJA Voucher Out-of-Court Hourly Worksheet for Form 31 (pdf)

CJA Voucher Other Expense Worksheet (pdf)

 



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