Increases in CJA Hourly Rates and Case Maximums

The judiciary’s Defender Services account received fiscal year 2018 funding in the "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018” to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $132 to $140 for non-capital work and from $185 to $188 for capital work performed on or after March 23, 2018. Please see the attached memorandum which provides further details.


Memo fr\om the Administrative Office of the US Courts