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CJA Voucher Information
Attached is a memo from Theodore Lidz, Assistant Director, Office of Defender Services concerning the national Criminal Justice Act (CJA) voucher on-line reference tool and the national CJA voucher policy training program. Memo

From: Theodore J. Lidz

RE: REVISED GUIDE CHAPTERS ON CJA BILLING PRACTICES AND THE PRORATION OF CLAIMS (ACTION REQUESTED)

RESPONSE DUE DATE: April 22, 2011
The Administrative Office has posted an exposure draft of new and revised guidelines relating to CJA billing practices and the proration of claims in Volume 7A, Chapter 2 (Appointment and Payment of Counsel) and Chapter 3 (Authorization and Payment for Investigative, Expert, or Other Services) of the Guide to Judiciary Policy. These new and revised guidelines incorporate the recommendations of the CJA Audit Expert Panel, which includes court employees, federal defender staff, a CJA panel attorney, and AO personnel. In Chapter 2, § 230.50 and § 230.60 were modified. In Chapter 3, proposed new guidelines were addd as § 310.65, § 320.15, and § 320.90.

Comments are requested by April 22, 2011. Send comments to paul_denicoff@fd.org and wendy_venable@fd.org.

The attached Guide Transmittal provides notice of a new appendix in the Guide to Judiciary Policy, Volume 7 (Defender Services), Part A (Guidelines for Administering the CJA and Related Statutes), Chapter 3 - Authorization and Payment for Investigative, Expert, or Other Services and Appendix 3D - Sample Order Authorizing the Acquisition of Computer [Hardware and/or Software] Under the CJA.

 

 
 

 

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