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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Statutes. The CJA eVoucher program automatically applies the applicable hourly rate to each date of service.
 
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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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All CJA counsel must also submit a Transcript Order Form to the court reporter and district court and file the same in the court of appeals with counsel’s Docketing Statement. Upon filing of the Transcript Order Form, the court of appeals will set deadlines for filing of all transcript.
 
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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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Once the transcript has been provided to counsel, counsel creates and submits a CJA 24 voucher in district eVoucher for payment of the court reporter in accordance with the district’s eVoucher procedures.
 
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