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

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NON-CJA PAYMENT OF ASSIGNED COUNSEL
 
 
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Attorney time must be itemized on the court's Assigned counsel worksheets or like form, showing date, description of services, and amount of time in hours and tenths of an hour.
 
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All travel expenses (lodging, meals, parking, ground transportation) must be supported by receipts. 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 non-reimbursable expenses. For this reason, the hotel or restaurant bill, rather than a credit card receipt must be submitted.
 
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The completed voucher must be emailed to 4CCA-CJA@ca4.uscourts.gov within 60 days of entry of judgment, denial of a petition for rehearing, or filing of a petition for writ of certiorari, whichever is later.
 
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Counsel must submit the voucher, a completed W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification Form (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf), the worksheets for services and expenses, and all receipts. Receipts are required for all travel and lodging expenses and any other expense in excess of $50.
 
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Assigned Counsel Worksheets