Counsel providing representation under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) may submit interim CJA 20 vouchers for payment of fees and reimbursement of allowable expenses, in any case, without the necessity of filing a Motion for an Order Allowing Interim Payments. The initial interim voucher may be submitted no sooner than four months after the date of appointment. Subsequent interim vouchers may be submitted when the current interim voucher amount is greater than $4,000 or at four months after the date of the previously submitted interim voucher. At the conclusion of the representation, counsel should submit a final voucher, without regard to the amount of the claim or the date of any previously submitted interim voucher.
The submission of an interim vouchers is not required but is intended to alleviate the anticipated hardship on counsel of undertaking representation for an extended period of time without compensation and to expedite the processing, review and payment of CJA 20 vouchers. The Court reserves the right to delay or withhold payment on any interim voucher.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 1st day of July, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
J. Thomas Marten
Chief U.S. District Judge