PREPARATION AND FILING OF CJA FORM 21
FILING INSTRUCTIONS. Complete Items 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 & 18 on the CJA 21 Voucher according to the instructions below. Attach invoice or statement to completed voucher, together with any additional documentation required by Item 16.
Please submit the completed voucher, invoice, and supporting documentation to the attention of Patty Layne, Clerk=s Office, 1100 East Main Street, Suite 501, Richmond, VA 23219-3517 by mail or hand delivery.
ITEM 2. PERSON REPRESENTED: Give the full name of the person represented. ATab@
to Item 5.
ITEM 5. APPEALS DKT. NUMBER: Enter the docket number of the appeal. ATab@ to Item
ITEM 7. IN CASE/MATTER OF (Case Name): Enter U.S. vs. Defendant=s Name. If it is a multiple defendant case, enter U.S. vs. Lead Defendant=s Name, et al. ATab@ to Item 8. ITEM 8. PAYMENT CATEGORY: Click on the box by Appeal or Other. The appeal category covers direct appeals from conviction or sentence, and '2254, '2255, and '2241 appeals. The AOther@ category includes: bail appeals, interlocutory appeals, supervised release violation appeals, mental condition hearing appeals, grand jury witness appeals, government appeals from orders suppressing evidence or dismissing indictments/informations; and motions for authorization to file successive habeas petitions. ITEM 9. TYPE PERSON REPRESENTED: Click on the box by Appellant, Appellee, or Other. The AOther@ category includes 28 U.S.C. '2244 - Movants. ATab@ to Item 10. ITEM 10. REPRESENTATION TYPE: Enter TD for Trial Disposition for appeals from criminal conviction or sentence after trial or guilty plea. Enter HA for ' 2254, ' 2255, or ' 2241
appeals. Enter AA for appeals from orders on sentence reduction motions based on guideline amendments relating to crack cocaine. 18 U.S.C. ' 3582(c). Enter CA for bail appeals, interlocutory appeals, supervised release violation appeals, mental condition hearing appeals, grand jury witness appeals, government appeals from orders suppressing evidence or dismissing indictments/informations, and motions for authorization to file a successive habeas petition.
ITEM 12. ATTORNEY=S STATEMENT: The attorney for the defendant shown in Item 2
must sign and date this section. Click on the box by Panel Attorney or Retained Attorney. Enter the attorney=s name, mailing address, and telephone number. ATab@ to Item 16.
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ITEM 13. DESCRIPTION OF AND JUSTIFICATION FOR SERVICES: Briefly describe the nature of the services requested and the reason the services are necessary to provide adequate representation.
ITEM 14. TYPE OF SERVICE PROVIDER: Select the type of service from among the
options in Item 14, or select other and specify the type of service provided.
ITEM 16. SERVICES AND EXPENSES: Enter the amount claimed as compensation, travel,
or other expenses for the services provided, and enter the total amount claimed on the line GRAND TOTALS (CLAIMED AND ADJUSTED). Services should be claimed directly by the service provider. Court-appointed counsel must not sign the CJA 21 until the claimant or payee has completed the required information. Claims must be supported as follows: C Duplication Services: The Court pays for commercial duplication services for briefs, appendices, and certiorari petitions at up to $.35 per page. Double-sided copying must be used for appendices, reducing the rate for the appendix to $.17 2 per page. Appendices may not exceed 500 pages without advance authorization from the Court. Duplication services for certiorari petitions may not exceed $300 without advance authorization from the Court. Claims for duplication services totaling less than $100 must be submitted with counsel=s CJA 20 Voucher rather than on a separate CJA 21 Voucher. Vouchers for duplication services must be supported by the invoice and the last numbered page of the brief, appendix, or certiorari petition duplicated plus a tally of unnumbered pages. If more than 8 copies of a brief or 7 copies of an appendix were reproduced, state on the invoice the number of codefendants involved in the appeal. If the appendix exceeds 500 pages or the cost of a certiorari petition exceeds $300, identify the date of the Court=s order granting authorization to exceed the usual limitation. C Paralegal and Law Clerk Services: Services provided by paralegals may be claimed at an hourly rate of $35, and services provided by law clerks can be claimed at an hourly rate of $50, if such services will result in greater efficiency and lower costs for the CJA program. If the total cost of such services will exceed $500, advance authorization is required. Claims must be supported with an itemized statement of the time spent on the appeal, broken down according to date, description of services, and amount of time in hours and tenths of an hour. If the amount exceeds $500, identify the date of the Court=s order granting prior authorization. Secretarial services are not reimbursable. C Interpreter and Translator Services: Services provided by interpreters or translators require advance authorization by the Court of the rates and estimated total charge. Interpreters and translators must fully itemize their services by attaching to the voucher a statement of the services provided and rates charged. Interpretation of oral communication may be claimed at a rate not in excess of $54 per hour. Translation of documents may be claimed at a rate not in excess of $155 per 1,000 words.
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C CALR Services: Computer-assisted legal research services performed by employees of a computer legal research firm may be claimed by attaching the firm=s invoice and showing that the total amount charged for the services is reasonable. If the amount exceeds $500, identify the date of the Court=s order granting prior authorization for the services.
ITEM 17. PAYEE=S NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS: Enter the name and address of
the service provider, Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and telephone number. Enter the dates the service was provided in Service From __________ To _________. An authorized representative of the Payee must sign and date this section.
ITEM 18. CERTIFICATION OF ATTORNEY: The attorney for the defendant shown in
Item 2 must sign and date this section.
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