Case Compensation Maximums

  • Case compensation limits are not applicable in federal death penalty cases. 
  • For non-capital cases exceeding the statutory maximum, attorneys must submit a CJA 26 in eVoucher.

Attorneys

For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2016
Type of Charge Statutory Maximum
Felony Charge $10,000
Misdemeanor $  2,900
Non-Capital Habeas Petition $10,000
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation $  2,100
Other Representations $  2,100
Crack Cocaine Retroactive Amendment* $  2,100
For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2015
Type of Charge Statutory Maximum
Felony Charge $9,900
Misdemeanor $2,800
Non-Capital Habeas Petition $9,900
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation $2,100
Other Representations $2,100
Crack Cocaine Retroactive Amendment* $2,100
For Work Performed On or After March 1, 2014
Type of Charge Statutory Maximum
Felony Charge $9,800
Misdemeanor $2,800
Non-Capital Habeas Petition $9,800
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation $2,100
Other Representations $2,100

Crack Cocaine Retroactive Amendment*

   *As of November 1, 2011

$2,100

$1,500

For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2010
Type of Charge Statutory Maximum
Felony Charge $9,700
Misdemeanor $2,800
Non-Capital Habeas Petition $9,700
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation $2,100
Other Representations $2,100
Crack Cocaine Retroactive Amendment $1,800

Experts

Prior authorization is obtained by submitting a funding application, declaration, and proposed order.

For Work Completed After January 1,  2016
Type of Charge Statutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization $800
With Prior Authorization $801 - $2,500*
*Over $2,500 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed After May 27, 2010
Type of Charge Statutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization $800
With Prior Authorization $801 - $2,400*
*Over $2,400 requires circuit approval