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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.
For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2021
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$12,100
Misdemeanor$ 3,400
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$11,500
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,600
Other Representations$ 2,600
Appeal$ 8,600
For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2020
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$11,800
Misdemeanor$ 3,400
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$11,500
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,500
Other Representations$ 2,500
Appeal$ 8,400
For Work Performed On or After February 15, 2019
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$11,500
Misdemeanor$ 3,300
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$11,500
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,500
Other Representations$ 2,500
Appeal$ 8,200
For Work Performed On or After March 23, 2018
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$10,900
Misdemeanor$ 3,100
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$10,900
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,300
Other Representations$ 2,300
Appeal$ 7,800
For Work Performed On or After May 5, 2017
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$10,300
Misdemeanor$ 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

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

For Work Completed On or After January 1, 2021
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$900
With Prior Authorization$901 – $2,700*
*Over $2,700 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed On or After February 14, 2019
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$900
With Prior Authorization$901 – $2,600*
*Over $2,600 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed After January 1, 2016
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$800
With Prior Authorization$801 – $2,500*
*Over $2,500 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed After January 1, 2016
Type of ChargeStatutory 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 ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$800
With Prior Authorization$801 – $2,400*
*Over $2,400 requires circuit approval