Rates For CJA Work On CJA Cases

Hourly Rates for CJA Appointed Counsel

Rates for in and out of court work performed by attorneys in noncapital cases during specified time periods

On or after
3/23/18
$140 per hour
On or after
2/15/19
$148 per hour
**$118.40
On or after
1/1/20
$152 per hour
**$121.60
On or after
1/1/21
$155 per hour
**$124.00
On or after
1/1/22
$158 per hour
**$126.40

Maximum hourly capital rate

On or after
3/23/18
$188 per hour
On or after
2/15/19
$190 per hour
On or after
1/1/20
$195 per hour
On or after
1/1/21
$197 per hour
On or after
1/1/22
$202 per hour

**effective 8/1/19, non-panel associates may bill at a rate equal to 80% of the statutory CJA hourly rate for non-capital cases.


Statutory Compensation for CJA Appointments
Person Represented Proceeding Statutory Compensation
Defendant Felony $12,300
Misdemeanor, Petty $3,500
Capital Prosecution None
New Trial Same as Original Case
Pretrial Diversion $12,300(F), $3,500(M)
Other Type Defendant $2,600
Plaintiff Habeas Petitioner, Petitioner (Motion to Vacate) $12,300
Motion to Correct $2,600
Habeas Petitioner (Capital) None
Offender Probation Revocation/Termination, Parole Revocation/Termination, Supervised Release Hearing $2,600
Other Pre-Indictment Proceedings* $2,600
Mental Competency $2,600
Civil Asset Forfeiture $12,300
Juror Employment Rights $12,300
U.S. Parole Commission $2,600
Witnesses Material Witness (in Custody), Grand Jury, Congress, Federal, etc $2,600
Appellant / Appellee Trial Disposition $8,800
Other $2,600
Appeal Magistrate Judge Decision $8,800
U.S. Supreme Court None
Appeal of Civil Asset Forfeiture $8,800
Habeas Corpus (non-capital) Appeal $8,800
Parole Appeal $2,600

*If a client is indicted, appointment merges with appointment for criminal charge and statutory compensation for the applicable charge (i.e. felony or misdemeanor).


Mileage Rates and Effective Dates for Travel by Privately Owned Automobile
July 1, 2022 to Present 62.5 cents
January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 58.5 cents
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 56 cents
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 57.5 cents
January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 58 cents
January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 54.5 cents
January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 53.5 cents
January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 54 cents

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