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CJA eVoucher

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is converting to eVoucher, an electronic voucher processing system for CJA appointed cases. The District of Minnesota will go live on eVoucher on April 13, 2015. This site contains informational updates and training materials. These materials are intended as a guide. They refer to sections of the Guide to Judiciary Policy and to the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. 3006A). For more information, consult the CJA Plan.

CJA Contact: Lisa Smith, Panel Administrator (Federal Defender Office) 612-664-5859.






Attorney Materials




eVoucher Reference Guides




Internet Browsers -- eVoucher is compatible with the following web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 8 or newer (IE8)
  • Safari 5.1 or newer
  • Chrome and Firefox are NOT supported



Online Tutorials




Additional Information:




CJA 20 Rates & Compensation

Hourly Rates for Non-Capital Cases  (effective 1/1/2015)

In-Court

$127/hour

Out-of-Court

$127/hour




Case Compensation Maximums (Counsel and Non-Capital) as of 1/1/2015

Felony

$9,900.00

Misdemeanor

$2,800.00

Post-conviction proceeding under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254 or 2255

$9,900.00

Other representation as authorized by the CJA (including, but not limited to supervised release hearing, material witness, grand jury witness)

$2,100.00

Appeal (from felony, misdemeanor, post-conviction proceeding).

$7,100.00

Appeal of other representation

$2,100.00




Case Compensation Maximums (Experts) as of 5/27/2010

With prior court authorization

$2,400.00

Without prior court authorization, subject to subsequent court review.

$800.00




Capital Cases - Rates and Case Compensation Maximums




Case Budgeting and Interim Payments

  • Contact the Federal Defender Office for additional information - 612-664-5859.