Criminal Justice Act Forms
The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) of 1964 provides for for furnishing representation in federal court for any person financially unable to obtain adequate representation in accordance with the CJA. For more information, please refer to Appendix G of the Local Rules for the Eastern District of Texas.

Contact and Voucher Submission

Contact

Federal Public Defenders Office:
Patrick Black, Federal Public Defender
Phone Number: (903) 531-9233
http://txe.fd.org/
Questions regarding filling out CJA vouchers, guidelines, or policies please contact:
Jason Broome (903) 590-1013
Betty Parker (903) 590-1041

Voucher Submission

Vouchers should be mailed to:
U.S. District Court
Attn: Betty Parker
211 W. Ferguson, Room 106
Tyler, TX 75702

CJA Forms and Additional Information

CJA Vouchers and Instructions

  1. Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel
  2. Instructions
  3. Provided is an excel worksheet that may be used for automatic calculation and submission of CJA20 Claims. Please calculate all hours to 1/10 (tenth) of an hour.
  4. Excel Worksheet Instructions FAQ
  1. Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services
  2. Instructions
  3. Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript
  4. Instructions
  5. Death Penalty Proceedings: Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel
  6. Instructions
  7. Death Penalty Proceedings: Ex Parte Request for Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services
  8. Instructions

Budgeting Worksheets And Instructions

  1. Attorney Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  2. Instructions
  3. Attorney Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  4. Instructions
  5. Investigative Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  6. Instructions
  7. Investigative Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  8. Instructions
  9. Expert Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  10. Instructions
  11. Expert Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  12. Instructions
  13. Other Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  14. Instructions
  15. Other Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
  16. Instructions

Attorney Excess Compensation Claims And Guidance

  1. Statement for a Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum: District Court
  2. Guidance to Attorneys in Drafting the Memorandum for a Claim in Excess of the Case Compensation Maximum: District Court
  3. Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum: Court of Appeals
  4. Guidance to Attorneys in Drafting the Memorandum for a Claim in Excess of the Case Compensation Maximum: Court of Appeals

Other Forms

  1. Order Terminating Appointment of Counsel and/or Authorization for Distribution of Available Private Funds
  2. Notice to Court-Appointed Counsel of Public Disclosure of Attorney Fee Information
  3. Statement of Parolee or Mandatory Releasee Concerning Appointment of Counsel Under the Criminal Justice Act
  4. Financial Affidavit
  5. Notice to CJA Panel Attorney Regarding Availability of Investigative, Expert and Other Services

Additional Information and Training

For additional information and training opportunities please contact:

Federal Public Defenders Office:
Patrick Black, Federal Public Defender
Phone Number: (903) 531-9233
http://txe.fd.org/

Training opportunities may also be found by clicking here.