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CJA eVoucher

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota uses eVoucher, an electronic voucher processing system for CJA appointed cases. This site contains informational updates and training materials. These materials are intended as a guide. They refer to sections of the Guide to Judiciary Policy and to the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. 3006A). For more information, consult the CJA Plan.

CJA Contact: Lisa Smith, Panel Administrator (Federal Defender Office) 612-664-5859.






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Additional Information:




CJA 20 Rates & Compensation

Hourly Rates for Non-Capital Cases  (effective 01/01/2020)

In-Court

$152/hour

Out-of-Court

$152/hour




Case Compensation Maximums (Counsel and Non-Capital) as of 01/01/2020

Felony

$11,800.00

Misdemeanor

$3,400.00

Post-conviction proceeding under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254 or 2255

$11,800.00

Other representation as authorized by the CJA (including, but not limited to supervised release hearing, material witness, grand jury witness)

$2,500.00

Appeal (from felony, misdemeanor, post-conviction proceeding).

$8,400.00

Appeal of other representation

$2,500.00




Case Compensation Maximums (Experts) as of 02/15/2019

With prior court authorization

$2,600.00 Per Expert

Without prior court authorization, subject to subsequent court review.

$900.00 Per Case




Capital Cases - Rates and Case Compensation Maximums

  • Contact the Federal Defender Office for rates - 612-664-5859.



Case Budgeting and Interim Payments

  • Contact the Federal Defender Office for additional information - 612-664-5859.



Litigation Support in CJA Cases