Inflationary Increases In Fee Schedules, Effective December 1, 2020

At its March 2020 session, on the recommendation of the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, as well as on the Court of Federal Claims and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation miscellaneous fee schedules. These changes are scheduled to become effective December 1, 2020.

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Compensation for Court Appointed CJA Panel Attorneys Increased

CJA Panel Attorney Hourly Rate Increases

The panel attorney hourly rates increase to $152 (up from $148) for non-capital work and to $195 (up from $190) for capital work. The new rates apply to services performed on or after January 1, 2020. Where appointment of counsel occurred before January 1, 2020, the new hourly compensation rates apply to that portion of services provided on or after the effective date.

CJA Panel Attorney Case Compensation Maximums (in Non-Capital Cases)