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Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

Plan & Order - Criminal Justice Act

Application - Per the Criminal Justice Act Plan, applications are reviewed yearly, typically in September. The application, as well as an application deadline notice, will be posted on the Court’s website and published to all attorneys well in advance of the deadline.

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.

For more information


(314) 244-7873

(314) 244-7875


Federal Public Defender's website