United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Authorization to Exceed the Case Compensation Maximum

Payments in Excess of CJA compensation maximums may be made to provide fair compensation in cases involving extended or complex representation when so certified by the court and approved by the chief judge of the circuit (or delegate). A case is complex if the factual or legal issues are unusual, thus requiring more time, skill, and effort than a typical case. A case is extended if more time is required than in the typical case.

Current Attorney Case Compensation Maximums

Application to Exceed Statutory Maxiumum and Submit Interim Vouchers

Application to Exceed the Statutory Maximum - First and Final Voucher
(submit through eVoucher for cases with appointment dates of 2010 or later - for cases with earlier appointment dates, submit with first/final voucher to cja@cand.uscourts.gov or via mail)