CJA Rates and Dates

Hourly Attorney Fees:

Effective Date Criminal Cases Death Penalty Cases
01/01/2010 -08/031/2013 $125.00 $178.00
09/01/2013 - 02/28/2014 $110.00 $163.00
03/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 $126.00 $163.00
01/01/2015 - Current $127.00  

Mileage:

Effective Date Mileage Rate
01/01/2010 - 12/31/2011 $0.50
01/01/2011 - 04/16/2012 $0.555
04/17/2012 - 12/31/2013 $0.565
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 $0.56
01/01/2015 - Current $0.575

 

Case Maximums:

CJA 20:

  Work Provided on or after 01/01/2010 Work Provided on or after 03/01/201 Work Provided on or after 01/01/2015
Felonies $9,700 $9,800 $9,900
Misdemeanor $2,800 $2,800 $2,800
Other Reps $2,100 $2,100 $2,100

 

CJA 21 Per Defendant:

Need Prior Approval Over $800
District Court Can Approve Up to $2,400
Need 8th Circuit Court Approval Over $2,400

 

Interpreters

Effective Date Full Day Half Day
02/01/2010 - 12/31/2014 Certified - $388
Lang. skilled - $187
Certified - $388
Lang. skilled - $187
01/01/2015 - Current Certified - $388
Lang. skilled - $187
Certified - $388
Lang. skilled - $187

 

General Document - $135 per 1000 words = .135 x word count (no specialized terminology)
Semi-Technical Document - $140 per 1000 words = .140 x word count (some specialized terminology; requires research)
Technical Document - $150 per 1000 words = .150 x word count (highly specialized; requires expertise and lengthy research)