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February 2006

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Hourly Rate Increases for CJA Attorneys

The Judiciary Appropriations Act of 2006, P.L. 109-115, included funds to raise the hourly compensation rates for attorneys appointed to represent eligible persons under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 3006A, and the death penalty provisions of 21 U.S.C. 848(q), as amended by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. The non-capital hourly compensation rate increased from $90 to $92, and the maximum hourly rate for federal capital prosecutions and capital post-conviction proceedings increased from $160 to $163. The new hourly compensation rates apply to work performed on or after January 1, 2006.