Top Ten Torts

TOP TEN TORTS
OF
CJA VOUCHER CLAIMS

 

1.    No worksheets;

2.    Not breaking down work to appropriate rates on voucher/worksheet;

3.    Legibility of vouchers and worksheets;

4.     Combining magistrate and criminal cases charges on one voucher;

5.    No receipt attached for expense items over $50.00;

6.    Exceeding $500 case limit for experts without court approval;

7.    Incomplete description of legal research;

8.    Claims for clerical tasks (eg. filing, copying, filling out CJA forms, open/close file, etc.) that are not compensable;

9.    Voucher not submitted within 45 days after attorney withdrawal or substitution; and

10.    Not abiding by the domestic per diem rates.