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

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CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PAYMENT MEMORANDUM
 
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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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All travel expenses (lodging, meals, parking, ground transportation) must be supported by receipts. Upload all receipts using the Documents tab in CJA eVoucher. Receipts for meals and lodging must be sufficiently detailed to establish that reimbursement is not being sought for alcoholic beverages, safe deposit boxes, in-room movies or other expenses which are not reimbursable under the CJA. For this reason, the hotel or restaurant bill, rather than a credit card receipt must be submitted.
 
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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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The court’s CJA 30 Worksheets may be used to record services and expenses for later entry of data into CJA eVoucher.