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Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

CJA Assignment Packet

CJA Forms

National CJA On-Line Voucher Reference Tool

CJA Policies and Procedures Handbook
Compensability Handbook
CJA 20 Billing Tips
CJA 21 and 31 Billing Tips
CJA Discovery Billing Tips
WDNY Interpreter Guide

  • If you currently have an original paper CJA-20 Voucher, you may submit the original for attorney reimbursement.  If you have never received or have misplaced your original CJA-20 Voucher, please contact Maria to request an appointment in eVoucher; so that you may submit your attorney reimbursement in eVoucher.
  • All transcript and expert authorization requests, must be submitted in eVoucher regardless of the attorney appointment date.


Please note the mandatory requirements for attorney reimbursements on paper CJA vouchers:

  • Submissions must be made on the original CJA-20 Vouchers generated by the Court;
  • Vouchers may be handwritten, but must be legible; and
  • Submissions must be made using the electronic worksheets for documenting hours and expenses.

Otherwise, the submission will be returned.


For more information, please contact:

  • Maria at:   (716) 551-1732    [Buffalo cases]
  • Courtney at:   (716) 551-1732    [Rochester cases]




CJA Plan (updated 10/2021)

CJA Panel Application (updated 2/2012)

2nd Circuit Requirements to Use Electronic CJA Forms

CJA19 Public Disclosure of Attorney Fee Information

CJA eVoucher Implementation Notice (updated 1/2016)

CJA Notice of Voucher Processing Delays (updated 1/2016)

CJA Top Notice (updated 1/2016)

CJA Rates (updated 1/2024)

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