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Effective September 1st, 2013: Reduction in the CJA Panel Attorney Hourly Rates

Friday, August 30, 2013

Specifically, both the panel attorney non-capital hourly rate of $125 and the maximum capital hourly rate of $178 (for federal capital prosecutions and capital post-conviction proceedings), which the Judicial Conference has authorized pursuant to the CJA and AEDPA, will be reduced by $15, to $110 and $163 respectively, for work performed from September 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.  Where the appointment of counsel occurred before this effective date, the new compensation rates apply to that portion of services provided on or after September 1, 2013.