Creating an Authorization
for Expert Services Exceeding $800
If the total cost of services
per type of service per case will exceed $800.00, advance authorization is
required. Counsel must complete an Authorization request in CJA eVoucher.
1. Select the case link from
the Appointments List on your Home screen.
2. The Appointment Info page
opens. Select Auth - Create.
3. The Basic Info page
opens. Enter the pertinent information, providing sufficient information to
enable the court to rule on the request. Specifically: a. Enter Estimated
b. Enter Basis of
Estimate: Enter the rate (not to exceed court-approved rates) times the
estimated hours for interpreter, paralegal, or law clerk services or times the
estimated number of words for translator services. Upload any written estimate
from the service provider at the Documents tab. i. Interpreter Services: Estimated number of hours x
$59/hour for a federally certified interpreter or $35/hour for a non-certified
interpreter (certification is not required);
ii. Translator Services:
Estimated number of words x $165 per 1,000 words
iii. Paralegal Services:
Estimated number of hours x $35/hour
iv. Law Clerk Services:
Estimated number of hours x $25/hour
c. Enter Description of
Services: Describe the services and why they are necessary to the
d. Select Service Type.
e. Enter Requested
4. IMPORTANT! There is no auto save feature in CJA eVoucher. Select
the Save button at the bottom of the screen often to save your data. If
you navigate away from the page, you will receive a warning message indicating
you will lose any unsaved work. If you wish to return to eVoucher
and save your work, select Stay on this
5. Select Next
at the bottom of the screen or Documents at the top of the screen.
6. Upload the written estimate
of the service provider.
7. Select Next
at the bottom of the screen or Confirmation at the top of the
8. Check the affirmation box.
9. Select Submit.
10. Counsel will receive an
email from the court when the authorization has been approved. See Creating & Submitting a CJA21/31 for an
Interpreter or Translator for information
on filing service provider vouchers.
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