CJA Attorney Rate Increase - Effective March 1, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved the final financial plan for fiscal year 2014.  The plan repeals the temporary reductions (implemented in September 2013) to hourly panel attorney rates and provides, consistent with the one percent Employment Cost Index increase for federal employees, a cost-of-living adjustment to panel attorney rates.  Effective March 1, 2014, panel attorney hourly rates will increase to $126 for non-capital representations and $180 for capital representations..