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Updated Compensation Rates
Hourly compensation rates and maximum compensation rates per case have been increased for work performed on or after 3/23/2018.
Hourly Rates
Case Compensation Limits

Updated Mileage Reimbursement Rate
GSA has announced an increase in reimbursement mileage rates for privately owned vehicles. The new reimbursement rate of $0.545 per mile went into effect on January 1, 2018, for travel on or after that date.

Materials from 2017 Case Budgeting Seminar
Materials from the 2017 Case Budgeting Seminar have been posted below, under the Compensation Information heading.

Disabling Your Pop-up Blocker
In order to use the new Audit Assist feature of CJA eVoucher 5.0, you must disable your browser's pop-up blocker. If you do not disable your pop-up blocker, you will not be able to submit vouchers that have possible audit issues. How to disable your pop-up blocker

New Mileage Rates for 2017
GSA has announced a decrease in the mileage reimbursement rate for travel on or after Jan. 1, 2017. The new mileage rate is 53.5 cents/mile.

CJA Excess Voucher Supportive Documentation Guidelines
The 6th Circuit Court of appeals has issued a memo to provide written guidelines to the district courts on the supporting documents that must accompany excess vouchers as they are sent to the circuit for approval. CJA Excess Voucher Supportive Documentation Guidelines

Mileage Rate Update
The mileage reimbursement rate has been updated to 54 cents/mile, effective January 1, 2016. The CJA Hourly Rates and Mileage document has been updated to reflect this change.

Updates to CJA Hourly Rates and Maximum Compensation Amounts
CJA hourly rates and maximum compensation amounts have been updated for 2016. Please see our CJA Hourly Rates and Mileage and CJA Case Compensation Limits for details.

Announcing the Implementation of CJA eVoucher
The Court will be implementing a new electronic CJA vouchering system called "eVoucher", which is a web-based application that provides CJA panel attorneys, court staff and Judges the ability to electronically create and process CJA vouchers and related documents. Announcement and further information. Memo from the Clerk of Court.

Increase in mileage reimbursement rates
The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced an increase in the mileage reimbursement rates for privately owned automobiles to 57.5 cents/mile. The new reimbursement mileage rates are in effect as of January 1, 2015, for travel performed on or after that date. These rates apply to all judges, employees and jurors.

New CJA Hourly Compensation Rates and Limits
There are new CJA hourly compensation rates and case compentation maximums which take effect January 1, 2015. Hourly Compensation Rates Case Compensation Limits

Travel Regulations
A copy of Judciary Staff Travel Regulations (Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 19, Ch. 4) has been posted to the U.S. Courts public website for the benefit of CJA panel attorneys.

Decrease in Mileage Reimbursement
GSA has announced a decrease in reimbursement mileage rates for privately owned vehicles. The new reimbursement rate, effective January 1, 2014, is $0.56 per mile.

Reduction in CJA Panel Hourly Rates
The Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States has implemented a temporary emergency $15 reduction in hour rates of compensation for CJA panel attorneys. This reduction applies to work performed bewteen September 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014. Administrative Office Memo, Hourly Rates and Mileage

New Mileage Rate
Effective January 1, 2013, the mileage rate for the use of privately owned vehicles while on official business is 56.5 cents per mile.

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