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Case Compensation Maximums

  • Case compensation limits are not applicable in federal death penalty cases.
  • For non-capital cases exceeding the statutory maximum, attorneys must submit a CJA 26 in eVoucher.
For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2024
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$13,400
Misdemeanor$ 3,800
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$13,400
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,900
Other Representations$ 2,900
Appeal$ 9,600
For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2023
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$12,800
Misdemeanor$ 3,600
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$12,800
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,700
Other Representations$ 2,700
Appeal$ 9,100
For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2021
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$12,100
Misdemeanor$ 3,400
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$11,500
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,600
Other Representations$ 2,600
Appeal$ 8,600
For Work Performed On or After January 1, 2020
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$11,800
Misdemeanor$ 3,400
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$11,500
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,500
Other Representations$ 2,500
Appeal$ 8,400
For Work Performed On or After February 15, 2019
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Felony Charge$11,500
Misdemeanor$ 3,300
Non-Capital Habeas Petition$11,500
18 U.S.C. §4106A parole representation$ 2,500
Other Representations$ 2,500
Appeal$ 8,200

Prior authorization is obtained by submitting a funding application which includes a declaration of counsel regarding the accuracy of the information contained in the request.   

For Work Completed On or After January 1, 2023
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$900
With Prior Authorization$901 – $2,800*
*Over $2,800 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed On or After January 1, 2021
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$900
With Prior Authorization$901 – $2,700*
*Over $2,700 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed On or After February 14, 2019
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$900
With Prior Authorization$901 – $2,600*
*Over $2,600 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed After January 1, 2016
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$800
With Prior Authorization$801 – $2,500*
*Over $2,500 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed After January 1, 2016
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$800
With Prior Authorization$801 – $2,500*
*Over $2,500 requires circuit approval
For Work Completed After May 27, 2010
Type of ChargeStatutory Maximum
Without Prior Authorization$800
With Prior Authorization$801 – $2,400*
*Over $2,400 requires circuit approval
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