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Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

eVoucher 6.4 – Creating a Single Login Profile

eVoucher 6.4 – Linking Accounts with SLP

2020 CJA Webinar Materials

2021 CJA Webinar Materials and Registration - The 2021 Webinar will be held on May 20, 2021, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.  Registration is open for all CJA Panel/Mentee Panel Attorneys and Federal Public Defenders of EDMO and SDIL. Attorneys with a primary law practice of federal criminal defense are also welcome to apply for attendance. Registration will close on Monday, May 17, 2021. 

Plan & Order - Criminal Justice Act

Application - The CJA Application period for 2021 will open on May 17, 2021.  During the 2021 process period, the application will be posted here and published to all attorneys.  

Renewal Application -  The CJA Renewal period for 2021 will open on May 17, 2021.  During the 2021 process period, the renewal application will be posted here and attorneys in the renewal group will be notified individually.  

Order - Court Order Regarding Submission of Interim Vouchers - June 4, 2020

Interim Payment – Special Request for Early Processing Procedure - March 31, 2020

Instructions - CJA Handbook / Instructions for completing CJA vouchers

Rates - Attorney hourly rates and mileage rates

Case Maximums and Expert Approval Levels

Benchmarks - Travel Time and Mileage

CJA Expert Mega Case Rate Ranges

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