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Rates and Compensation Maximums

Hourly Rates for CJA Panel Attorneys

 

 

 

Non-Capital

If services were performed between… The hourly rate maximum is…
01/01/23 to present $164
01/01/22 to 12/31/22 $158
01/01/21 to 12/31/21 $155
01/01/20 to 12/31/20 $152
02/15/19 to 12/31/19 $148
03/23/18 to 02/14/19 $140

 

 

Capital

01/01/23 to present $210
01/01/22 to 12/31/22 $202
01/01/21 to 12/31/21 $197
01/01/20 to 12/31/20 $195
02/15/19 to 12/31/19 $190
03/23/18 to 02/14/19 $188

 

Waivable Attorney Case Compensation Maximums for Non-Capital Cases
If a case is a… And services were completed between…
  01/01/23 to present, the case maximum is… 01/01/22 to 12/31/22, the case maximum is… 01/01/21 to 12/31/21, the case maximum is… 01/01/20 to 12/31/20, the case maximum is...
Felony $12,800 $12,300 $12,100 $11,800
Misdemeanor $3,600 $3,500 $3,400 $3,400
Proceeding under 18 U.S.C. § 4106A $2,700 $2,600 $2,600 $2,500
Proceeding under 18 U.S.C. §§ 4107 or 4108 $3,600 $3,500 $3,400 $3,400
Proceeding under 18 U.S.C. § 983 $12,800 $12,300 $12,100 $11,800
Post-conviction proceeding under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254 or 2255 $12,800 $12,300 $12,100 $11,800
Appeal (from cases listed above) $9,100 $8,800 $8,600 $8,400
Other $2,700 $2,600 $2,600 $2,500
Note that there are no statutory attorney case compensation maximums for capital cases.

 

Mileage Rate for Representation-Related Travel
If the travel occurred between… The rate per mile is…
01/01/23 to present $0.655
07/01/22 to 12/31/22 $0.625
01/01/22 to 06/30/22 $0.585
01/01/21 to 12/31/21 $0.56
01/01/20 to 12/31/20 $0.575
01/01/19 to 12/31/19 $0.58
01/01/18 to 12/31/18 $0.545
01/01/17 to 01/01/18 $0.535

 

Copy Rates
In-House Copies Not more than $0.15/page
Outside-Service Copies Not more than $0.25/page (itemized receipt required)
Public-Record Copies Amount charged (receipt required)

 

Waivable Case Compensation Maximums for Investigative, Expert, and Other Services in Non-Capital Cases
With Prior Court Authorization If services were performed between… The compensation maximum is…
01/01/23 to present  $2,800
01/01/21 to 12/31/22 $2,700
02/15/19 to 12/31/20 $2,600
01/01/16 to 02/14/19 $2,500
05/27/10 to 12/31/15 $2,400
Without Prior Court Authorization $900
Note: With prior authorization, the maximum applies separately for each service provider; without prior authorization, the maximum applies to the aggregate compensation (excluding expenses) claimed by all services providers combined, not to each service provider individually.

 

Waivable Case Compensation Maximums for Investigative, Expert, and Other Services in Capital Cases
For capital representations commenced, and capital appeals perfected on or after April 24, 1996, there is a waivable limit of $7,500. The $7,500 limit applies to the total payments for investigative, expert, and other services in a case, not to each service individually.

 

Rates for Interpreters
If services were completed on or after January 1, 2023…
  Federally Certified Professionally Qualified Language Skilled (Non-Certified)
Full-Day $566 $495 $350
Half-Day $320 $280 $190
Overtime $80/hour or part thereof $70/hour or part thereof $44/hour or part thereof
If services were performed before January 1, 2023…
  Federally Certified and Professional Qualified Language Skilled (Non-Federally Certified)
Full-Day $418 $202
Half-Day $226 $111
Overtime $59/hour $35/hour
Note: The half-day rate is paid for services up to and including four hours in one day; the full-day rate is paid for services in excess of four hours up to and including eight hours in one day; and the overtime/hourly rates apply if the workday exceeds eight hours, not including meal periods.