This section discusses policies and procedures that apply to the interim payment of compensation and/or expenses for investigators, experts, and others whose services are obtained under 18 U.S.C. 3006A(e) or 18 U.S.C. § 3599(f), for non-capital or capital representations.
Where it is considered necessary and appropriate in a specific case, the presiding trial judge may arrange for periodic or interim payments to an individual whose services are obtained under 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(e) or 18 U.S.C. § 3599(f) (e.g., investigator, expert, interpreter, other). The procedures for effecting such interim payments and sample memorandum orders are found in the Guide, Vol. 7, Appendix 3B, Procedures for Interim Payments to Service Providers in Non-Death Penalty Cases, and Appendix 3C, Procedures for Interim Payments to Service Providers in Capital Proceedings.
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If interim payments are requested, a memo should be provided to the court indicating the length of time for which an interim payment will be needed, and demonstrating the need for the interim payment(s).
Like appointed attorneys, service providers, including experts, must submit a single, separate voucher for each interim payment claim. The court order approving interim payments should be attached to the voucher.