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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Implementation of Increases Under the Criminal Justice Act of Panel Attorney Hourly Rates and Case Compensation Maximums

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The judiciary’s Defender Services account received fiscal year 2018 funding in the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018” to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $132 to $140 for non-capital work and from $185 to $188 for capital work performed on or after March 23, 2018. The non-capital rate increase will result in increases to the panel attorney case compensation maximums in non-capital cases. Please see the compensation charts for more information.