Ex parte applications for services other than counsel must be heard in camera, and must not be revealed without the consent of the defendant. The application must be placed under seal until the final disposition of the case, subject to future order of the court. [Guide, Vol. 7, § 310.30]
The Form CJA 21 and Form CJA 31 are used to request, authorize, and pay for investigative, expert, and other services necessary for the representation of eligible persons (respectively, in a non-capital or capital case). The forms are used by the attorney to obtain authorization for the services and by the service providers to submit their claims for compensation and reimbursement of expenses.
Click here for a copy of Form CJA 21 with instructions.
Click here for a copy of Form CJA 31 with instructions.