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Rate Archives
Rates Archives - rates effective before 1/1/2010
Expenses
Receipts are required for expenses of $50 or more.
Rates
Mileage (All Claims)  
1/1/2010 to 12/31/2010 $ .50 per mile
1/1/2011 to 4/16/2012 $ .51 per mile
4/17/2012 to 12/31/2012 $ .555 per mile
1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013 $ .565 per mile
1/1/2014 to 12/31/2014 $ .56 per mile
1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015 $ .575 per mile
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2016 $ .54 per mile
1/1/2017 to present $.535 per mile
CJA 20
IN COURT  
January 1, 2010 to August 31, 2013 $ 125.00 per hour
September 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 $ 110.00 per hour
March 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 $ 126.00 per hour
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 $ 127.00 per hour
January 1, 2016 to May 4, 2017 $ 129.00 per hour
May 5, 2017 to present $132.00 per hour
   
OUT OF COURT  
January 1, 2010 to August 31, 2013 $ 125.00 per hour
September 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 $ 110.00 per hour
March 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 $ 126.00 per hour
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 $ 127.00 per hour
January 1, 2016 to May 4, 2017 $ 129.00 per hour
May 5, 2017 to present $132.00 per hour
MAXIMUM WITHOUT CIRCUIT APPROVAL
January 1, 2010 to February 28, 2014
 
$ 9,700.00 (Felony) $6,900.00 (Appeal)
$ 2,800.00 (Misdemeanor) $6,900 (Appeal)
March 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
 
$ 9,800.00 (Felony) $7,000.00 (Appeal)
$ 2,800.00 (Misdemeanor) $7,000 (Appeal)
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 $ 9,900 (Felony) $7,100 (Appeal)
$ 2,800 (Misdemeanor)
$7,100 (Appeal)
January 1, 2016 to May 4, 2017 $ 10,000 (Felony) $7,200 (Appeal)
$ 2,900 (Misdemeanor)
$7,200 (Appeal)
May 5, 2017 to present $ 10,300 (Felony) $7,300 (Appeal)
$ 2,900 (Misdemeanor)
$7,300 (Appeal)
For representation other than a criminal case, such as supervised release, probation revocation and material witness, the local maximum before circuit approval is $2,200. The attorney will need to send a letter to the local judge requesting any amount exceeding the local maximum. In the case of multiple material witnesses the attorney is allowed $2,200 per material witness.

Any request for compensation in excess of the prevailing maximum, either because of the hourly rate or the total amount requested, must be justified by the requesting attorney in a written submission filed with the district judge handling the case. The district judge will forward the fee request to the chief judge of the circuit with a brief written statement recommending approval or denial of the request.

 
CJA 21
Expert Services  
For services provided from May 27, 2010 through December 31, 2015 Maximum without Circuit approval - $2,400

(Case compensation maximum without prior authorization is limited to $800)

For services provided on or after January 1, 2016 Maximum without Circuit approval - $2,500

(Case compensation maximum without prior authorization is limited to $800)

Receipt or invoice always required.  
CJA 30
Death Penalty  
IN COURT OR OUT OF COURT -  
January 1, 2010 to August 31, 2013 $178.00 per hour
September 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 $163.00 per hour
March 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 $180.00 per hour
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 $181.00 per hour
January 1, 2016 to May 4, 2017 $183.00 per hour
May 5, 2017 to present $185.00 per hour
MAXIMUM WITHOUT CIRCUIT APPROVAL - In federal capital prosecutions - $100,000 In 28 U.S.C. § 2254 or §2255 cases - $35,000
Special Fifth Circuit Procedures  
Any request for compensation in excess of the maximums, either because of the hourly rate or the total amount requested, must be justified by the requesting attorney in a written submission filed with the district judge. The district judge will forward the request to the chief judge of the circuit with a brief written statement recommending approval or denial of the request.  
CJA 31
Death Penalty - Expert Services
MAXIMUM WITHOUT CIRCUIT APPROVAL - $ 7,500.00
Receipt or invoice always required.