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February 2008

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Rate Increase for CJA Attorneys

The 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, P.L. 110-161, authorized and provided funds to raise the non-capital hourly panel attorney compensation rate from $94 to $100, and the maximum hourly capital rate from $166 to $170 for federal capital prosecutions and capital post-conviction proceedings.

These rates apply to attorneys appointed to represent eligible persons under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, codified in part in 18 U.S.C. § 3599. The new rates apply to work performed on or after January 1, 2008.