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Criminal Justice Act Information

Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorneys. Effective 1/1/2024, the CJA rate is $172.00 per hour for in-court and out-of-court work in all judicial districts for private "panel" attorneys accepting appointments under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), 18 U.S.C. § 3006A.

The following are case maximums: $13,400.00 for felonies, $3,800.00 for misdemeanors, $2,900.00 for supervised release violations and witness representations.

For federal capital prosecutions and capital post-conviction proceedings, the hourly rate is $220.00.

Compensation maximums for expert service providers is $3,000.00; $1,000.00 or less without prior authorization.  Court appointed counsel should file an ex parte motion and proposed order for expert services exceeding $1,000.00.

The current mileage rate is $0.67 per mile (effective 1/1/24).

Under the Court's CJA Plan, existing panel members are assigned to one of three groups.  Pursuant to a staggered application process, existing panel members are required to reapply for membership every three years.  Attorneys who are not currently members of the CJA panel may apply to become a panel member in any given year.  In order to be considered for 2019 panel membership, non-panel members must submit a panel membership application to the Chair of the CJA Standing Committee on or before September 30, 2018.  This requirement will renew from year to year, making the applicable deadline September 30th of the next calendar year for membership in the following year.

REVISED Mentoring Guidelines effective 2018

CJA Plan Revised: 4/10/2020

BECOMING A DISTRICT OF WYOMING CJA PANEL ATTORNEY.

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Counsel, please refer to the links below for updated information regarding the CJA process.

CJA Form 19, NOTICE TO COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF ATTORNEY FEE INFORMATION

CJA Form 23, Financial Affidavit (164 kb)

CJA 26 Form, Statement for a Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum: District Court

CJA 28A Form, Detailed Summary Worksheet for Non-capital Representations

CJA 28B Form, Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations

OBD-3 Fact Witness Voucher (104 Kb)