FY2019 Increases in CJA Hourly Rates and Case Maximums

The judiciary’s Defender Services account received fiscal year 2019 funding in the "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019” to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $140 to $148 for non-capital work and from $188 to $190 for capital work performed on or after February 15, 2019. Please see the attached memorandum which provides further details.


Memo from the Administrative Office of the US Courts