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Restoration of CJA Panel Attorney Pay Rates

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has announced an increase in hourly compensation for work performed pursuant to Criminal Justice Act appointments. Panel attorney hourly rates will increase to $126 for non-capital representations and $180 for capital representations. These rates go into effect on March 1, 2014, and will apply to all work performed on or after that date.

The new rates return the panel attorney pay rates to what they were before an emergency reduction in August 2013.

For additional questions, please contact our CJA office at 410-962-7494 or