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Notice and announcements

CJA panel members notification re contemporaneous record-keeping [PDF]


United States Circuit Court Judge Peter W. Hall, Chair of the Second Circuit CJA and Pro Bono Committee, announces that the Circuit Court of Appeals and all the District Courts within the Circuit have agreed on a new initiative designed to expedite the processing of CJA vouchers in both the Circuit and District Courts. As of July 15, 2008, all vouchers submitted for processing to the Circuit or District Courts within the Circuit, must be typewritten on the official PDF fillable voucher and worksheet forms provided for that purpose by the Courts on their websites. No other forms will be accepted after July 15, 2008. Additionally, CJA Form 26 in the District Courts and CJA Form 27 for Appellate Vouchers in the Court of Appeals will be substituted for the Attorney's Affidavit in Support of a Voucher Claiming Excess Compensation, the use of which will be discontinued. These forms along with instruction sheets (CJA Forms 26A and 27A) are also available on the Circuit and District Court websites.


"The Court will not reimburse CJA appointed counsel for any costs associated with the production of briefs and appendices other than copying and binding of the necessary copies of those documents, the original text of which, including covers, table of contents, table of cases, and any necessary certifications, should be prepared by counsel using appropriate word processing and formatting in compliance with the requirements of federal and local rules of appellate procedure (e.g., FRAP 32; LR 32.1). All bills submitted for reimbursement for copying and binding of briefs performed by a printing house or copying service must be fully itemized and must indicate each component of the total charge for such services. Failure to provide such itemized bills will result in those costs being disallowed." (Effective 3/23/07)


Notice to court-appointed counsel of public disclosure of attorney fee information (January 25, 1998) [PDF]


Last modified at 1/11/2012