U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Appointed Counsel

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CJA PAYMENT MEMORANDUM
 
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Earlier rates are available in the Guidelines for Administering the CJA and Related Statutes. The CJA eVoucher program automatically applies the applicable hourly rate to each date of service.
 
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See http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/TravelRegulations.aspx for judiciary travel regulations. See http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877 for government rates for lodging and meals. One night’s lodging and meals while on travel will be reimbursed at an actual expense rate not in excess of $245 (plus tax) for travel to Richmond (derived from federal per diem limits for lodging at $113 and meals at $66 per day).
 
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CJA counsel are not required to pay PACER fees or court copy fees in CJA cases, and such fees are therefore not reimbursable under the CJA. Counsel should register for a fee exempt PACER account at www.pacer.gov, and use that account when accessing electronic documents in CJA cases. The district court’s PACER docket and electronic documents are accessible through a link to the district court docket from the appellate docket. The “Create appendix” option for running a PACER docket report enables counsel to select which documents to include in the appendix.
 
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For assistance in obtaining access to transcripts, see Record Access for New Appellate Counsel or contact the Fourth Circuit appointments deputy, Lisa McFarland.
 
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