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Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

Plan & Order - Criminal Justice Act

Application - The CJA Application period for 2020 is now open.  Completed applications must be submitted electronically to MOED_CJA_Applications@moed.uscourts.gov no later than July 6, 2020.  If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Betty Ann Skrien at Betty_Ann_Skrien@moed.uscourts.gov or 314-244-7461. 

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 2020 is now open.  CJA Panel Attorneys in the 2020 renewal group have been notified individually.  Completed Renewal Applications must be submitted electronically to MOED_CJA_Applications@moed.uscourts.gov no later than July 6, 2020. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Betty Ann Skrien at Betty_Ann_Skrien@moed.uscourts.gov or 314-244-7461.

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

PHONE:

(314) 244-7873

(314) 244-7875

EMAIL:

MOEDml_cja@moed.uscourts.gov

Federal Public Defender's website