Plan & Order - The Criminal Justice Act Plan was revised in 2023 to include steps for submission and review of Mentee services for compensation, to include New Application/Renewal Aplication guidelines, and to create a Limited Appiontment Group process for volutary or involuntary placement into a reduced caseload group for an interim period.
Application - The application period for 2023 is now open. Completed applications must be submitted electronically to MOED_CJA_Applications@moed.uscourts.gov no later than July 10, 2023. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Betty Ann Skrien at Betty_Ann_Skrien@moed.uscourts.gov.
Renewal Application - As set forth in the Court's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, terms of CJA Panel Members are staggered. The renewal application period for 2023 is now open. CJA Panel Attorneys in the 2023 renewal group have been notified individually. Completed Renewal Applications must be submitted electronically to MOED_CJA_Applications@moed.uscourts.gov no later than July 10, 2023. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Betty Ann Skrien at Betty_Ann_Skrien@moed.uscourts.gov.
CJA Attorney PACER Accounts - CJA Attorney PACER accounts. Please note that you will only need one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen. You can use the Change PACER Exemption Status instructions to toggle in between exempt and not exempt status.
eVoucher 6.4 – Creating a Single Login Profile
eVoucher 6.4 – Linking Accounts with SLP
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.
Website Trouble Shooting
Windows 10 / Internet Explorer 11 Compatibility
Transcript Requests for Cases on Appeal
CJA Attorney Instructions for Capital Cases
eVoucher Attorney Appointment Process Pilot information
Establishing an Attorney Holding Period
Example email-Proposed CJA Appointment
Optional Appointment Contact Form
eVoucher Expert Authorization and Payment Process - Typical Criminal Case
Transcript AUTH 24 and CJA 24 Instructions for Attorney}
CJA 21 Expert - AUTH Required Instructions
CJA 21 Expert - No AUTH Needed Instructions
W-9 - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Finance Department - (314) 244‐7872 / EMAIL: MOEDml_cja@moed.uscourts.gov
eVoucher - Cindy Kornberger - (314) 244-7861 / eVoucher / Sydney Pruett - (314) 244-7951
CJA Applications and Seminars - Betty Ann Skrien at 314-244-7461 / 314-422-9875 or by email at Betty_Ann_Skrien@moed.uscourts.gov
Federal Public Defender's website