Rates for counsel
The hourly rates for CJA appointed counsel have been increased to $164 (non-capital) and $210 (capital).
Non-capital case compensation maximums
The waivable case compensation maximums for counsel have increased as follows:
- $12,800 (previously $12,300) for a felony
- $9,100 (previously $8,800) for an appeal
- $3,600 (previously $3,500) for a misdemeanor
- $2,700 (previously $2,600) for other (e.g., supervised release, material witness)
The waivable case compensation maximum for services other than counsel (investigator, experts, etc.) when prior authorization is obtained, has increased to $2,800 per provider (excludes expenses). The no-authorization maximum ($900) has not changed.
These changes apply to services furnished on or after January 1, 2023.