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CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT

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Case Compensation Maximums for CJA Panel Attorneys

Vouchers in excess of the case compensation maximums, must be accompanied by a memorandum addressed to the presiding District Court Judge indicating that the case was extended and complex. These vouchers also require the approval of the Chief Judge of the 7th Circuit.

 
If a case is a... And services were completed...
On or after October 13, 2008, and before March 11, 2009, the case maximum is... On or after March 11, 2009, and before January 1, 2010, the case maximum is... On or after January 1, 2010, and before March 1, 2014, the case maximum is ... On or after March 1, 2014, the case maximum is ...
Felony (including pre-trial diversion of alleged felony) $7,800 $8,600 $9,700 $9,800
Misdemeanor (including pre-trial diversion of alleged misdemeanor) $2,200 $2,400 $2,800 $2,800
Proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 4106A $1,700 $1,800 $2,100 $2,100
Proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 4107 or 4108 (for each verification proceeding) $2,200 $2,400 $2,800 $2,800
Proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 983 $7,800 $8,600 $9,700 $9,800
Post-conviction proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 2241, 2254 or 2255 $7,800 $8,600 $9,700 $9,800
Proceeding under 28 U.S.C. 1875 $7,800 $8,600 $9,700 $9,800
Appeal (from felony, misdemeanor, proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 4106A ,18 U.S.C. 983, post-conviction proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 2241, 2254 or 2255, and 28 U.S.C. 1875) $5,600 $6,100 $6,900 $7,000
Other representation required or authorized by the CJA (including, but not limited to probation, supervised release hearing, material witness, grand jury witness) $1,700 $1,800 $2,100 $2,100
Appeal of other representation $1,700 $1,800 $2,100 $2,100
* This category includes but is not limited to the following representations: Probation Violation, Supervised Release Hearing, Parole Proceedings under chapter 311 of title 18, U.S.C., Material Witness in Custody, Civil or Criminal Contempt, and Witness (Grand Jury, Federal, Congress, etc.).

 

Note: The court may, at any time during the proceedings, substitute one appointed counsel for another. Total compensation to all counsel is subject to the case compensation maximums permitted by the Criminal Justice Act.