CJA News Summary

CJA Article Updated On: May 8, 2017, 12:08 pm MDT

The hourly rates payable for providing legal representation in CJA matters will increase from $129 to $132 for non-capital work and from $183 to $185 for capital work performed on or after May 5, 2017. The rise in the non-capital hourly rate to $132 results in increases to the waivable panel attorney case compensation maximum amounts for non-capital representations of $7,200 and $2,100, excluding expenses, to $7,300 and $2,200, respectively.

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CJA Article Updated On: January 3, 2017, 2:50 pm MST

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced a decrease in the reimbursement mileage rates for privately owned automobiles, motorcycles, and airplanes when used for official travel. The new reimbursement mileage rates went into effect on January 1, 2017, for travel performed on or after that date. These rates apply to all judges, employees, and jurors and are as follows:
Automobiles $0.535 per mile
Motorcycles $0.505 per mile
Airplanes $1.15 per mile

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CJA Article Updated On: January 4, 2016, 4:49 pm MST

The hourly rates payable for providing legal representation in CJA matters will increase from $127 to $129 for non-capital work and from $181 to $183 for capital work performed on or after January 1, 2016. If services are completed on or after January 1, 2016 in an appeal (from felony, misdemeanor, proceeding under 18 U.S.C. § 4106A, 18 U.S.C. § 983, post-conviction proceeding under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254, or 2255, and 28 U.S.C. § 1875), the case compensation maximum amount will increase from $7,100 to $7,200.

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CJA Article Updated On: June 22, 2015, 2:26 pm MDT

On Wednesday, July 8, important changes to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Criminal Justice Act Plan will take effect.  Please see the General Order directing those changes; a copy of the new plan is attached at the end of the order.

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