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Increase in CJA Hourly Rates and Case Compensation Maximums
Increases to CJA Hourly Rates and Case Compensation Maximums have been increased pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019. Hourly rates have been increased to $148 for non-capital work and $190 for capital work. The new rates apply to services performed on or after February 15, 2019. Memorandum, New Hourly Rates Table, New Compensation Limits Table

Important 2018 Tax Reporting Information for CJA Panel Attorneys
The Administrative Office will soon generate and issue Form 1099-MISC Information Returns for the 2018 tax year. The attached memorandum includes important information about the 2018 returns and the ability of online retrieval of Form 1099-MISC. Memorandum

New Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2019
GSA has announced an increase in reimbursement mileage rates for privately owned vehicles. The new reimbursement rate of $0.58 per mile went into effect on January 2, 2019, for travel on or after that date.

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

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

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

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.

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