Hourly Rate & Case Max Increases for CJA Panel Attorneys

The Judiciary's Defender Services account received sufficient fiscal year 2015 funding in the "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015" to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $126 to $127 for non-capital work and from $180 to $181 for capital work performed on or after January 1, 2015.  Where the appointment of counsel occurred before this effective date, the new compensation rates apply to that portion of services provided on or after January 1, 2015.  Follow the link below for more details: