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On June 30, 2011, the United States Sentencing Commission voted to give retroactive effect to its proposed permanent amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines that implements the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Both the amendment and the retroactivity provision will become effective on November 1, 2011, absent Congressional disapproval.

New representation types of "CK2" and "AA2" for "appeals - crack cocaine retroactive amendment" for the CJA Panel Attorney Payment System have been created. The case maximum for panel attorney compensation is $2,100 (appeals from "other representations").

 
Important Links for CJA Membership and Payment
Membership Application Links Rates
Payment Requirements Payment Information
Open Season Letter for CJA Attorneys from U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt  
Forms
Expense Worksheet
In Court Hourly Worksheet
Out of Court Hourly Worksheet
CJA 20 - Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel
(Instructions)
CJA 20 - Excel Worksheet
CJA 21 - Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services
(Instructions)
CJA 24 - Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript
(Instructions)
CJA 30 - Death Penalty Proceedings: Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel
(Instructions)
CJA 30 Worksheet
CJA 30 - Excel Worksheet
CJA 31 - Death Penalty Proceedings: Ex Parte Request for Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services
(Instructions)
Pretrial Services Notice to Defendant
Miscellaneous CJA Links
Fifth Circuit Plan (www.ca5.uscourts.gov) CJA Plan (General Order 2006-7)
Guidance on Use of Interpreters CJA Plan - Brownsville Division
Houston CJA Panel Members 2014 CJA Plan - McAllen Division
Staff Travel Regulations CJA Plan - Corpus Christi Division
  CJA Plan - Laredo Division