Form CJA28A "Attorney Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations With the Potential for Extraordinary Cost"

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CJA 28A (Rev. 10/12)
Attorney Services Detailed Budget Worksheet
for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
This detailed budget worksheet is for use by counsel in preparing the summary of anticipated attorney
services for representations that “appear likely to become or have become extraordinary in terms of
potential cost” as set forth in section 230.26.10 of the Guidelines for Administering the CJA and
Related Statutes, Volume 7A, Guide to Judiciary Policy. The figure at the end of each section should
be transferred to the summary budget worksheet for submission to the court. (In some instances, the
court may request the detailed worksheet as well as the summary.) The document automatically totals
hours and dollar amounts.
Date:
Case Name:
Case Number:
Name of Appointed Attorney
:
Date of Appointment:
$0.00
Hourly Rate:
Trial Date:
List additional attorneys authorized pursuant to CJA Guidelines § 230.53.10(b):
I. Discovery Retrieval, Organization, and Review
Hours
(including documents and information generated by defense investigation)
A. Estimated Quantity of Discovery
1. Pages of Discovery/Documents:
2. Number of Audiotapes:
Hours of Tape:
3. Number of Videotapes:
Hours of Tape:
4. Other (specify):
B. Discovery Retrieval (including printing of CD ROMs):
C. Discovery Review and Organization
1. Documents:
CJA 28A (Rev. 10/12)
Attorney Services Detailed Budget Worksheet
for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
This detailed budget worksheet is for use by counsel in preparing the summary of anticipated attorney
services for representations that “appear likely to become or have become extraordinary in terms of
potential cost” as set forth in section 230.26.10 of the Guidelines for Administering the CJA and
Related Statutes, Volume 7A, Guide to Judiciary Policy. The figure at the end of each section should
be transferred to the summary budget worksheet for submission to the court. (In some instances, the
court may request the detailed worksheet as well as the summary.) The document automatically totals
hours and dollar amounts.
Date:
Case Name:
Case Number:
Name of Appointed Attorney
:
Date of Appointment:
$0.00
Hourly Rate:
Trial Date:
List additional attorneys authorized pursuant to CJA Guidelines § 230.53.10(b):
I. Discovery Retrieval, Organization, and Review
Hours
(including documents and information generated by defense investigation)
A. Estimated Quantity of Discovery
1. Pages of Discovery/Documents:
2. Number of Audiotapes:
Hours of Tape:
3. Number of Videotapes:
Hours of Tape:
4. Other (specify):
B. Discovery Retrieval (including printing of CD ROMs):
C. Discovery Review and Organization
1. Documents:
CJA 28A (Rev. 10/12) Attorney Services Detail/Page 2
2. Audiotapes:
3. Videotapes:
4. Other:
0.0
Subtotal Hours:
0.0
II. Trial
Hours
A. Estimated Length of Trial in Days:
B. In-Court Time
1. Hours in court per day:
2. In-court hours for trial (number of days multiplied by hours per day):
C. Travel Time to/from Court
1. Hours of travel per day:
2. Travel hours for trial (number of days multiplied by hours per day):
D. Out-of-Court Hours for Trial Preparation
(directly related to trial preparation immediately preceding and
during trial, including weekends):
0.0
Subtotal Hours:
0.0
III. Motions and Hearing
Hours
A. Preliminary Proceedings
(including detention/bail hearings, preliminary hearing, arraignment,
status conferences, hearings on requests for expert and other services)
1. Estimated hours in court:
2. Estimated travel hours to/from court:
3. Estimated out-of-court hours for preparation
(including researching and writing pleadings):
B. Discovery Hearings
1. Estimated hours in court:
2. Estimated travel hours to/from court:
CJA 28A (Rev. 10/12) Attorney Services Detail/Page 3
3. Estimated out-of-court hours for preparation
(including researching and writing pleadings, but excluding
discovery review captured in I, supra):
C. Hearings on Challenges to Charges and Evidence
1. Estimated hours in court:
2. Estimated travel hours to/from court:
3. Estimated out-of-court hours for preparation
(including researching and writing pleadings and preparing
non-expert witnesses):
D. Hearings Related to Sentencing
1. Estimated hours in court:
2. Estimated travel hours to/from court:
3. Estimated out-of-court hours for preparation
(including reviewing PSR, researching and writing pleadings
and memoranda, and preparing non-expert witnesses):
0.0
Subtotal Hours:
0.0
IV. Witness Interviews and Other Investigation
Hours
(including interviews of family members, but excluding expert
witnesses, captured in VI, infra)
A. Local Witness Interviews
1. Number of potential witnesses
to be contacted locally:
2. Estimated hours of investigation/interviews
(including attorney travel time, but excluding travel costs,
captured in IX, infra):
B. Non-Local Witness Interviews
1. Number of potential witnesses
to be contacted non-locally:
2. Estimated hours of investigation/interviews
(including attorney travel time, but excluding travel costs,
captured in IX, infra):
C. Other Investigation
CJA 28A (Rev. 10/12) Attorney Services Detail/Page 4
1. Specify form:
2. Estimated hours of investigation
(including attorney travel time, but excluding travel costs,
captured in IX, infra):
0.0
Subtotal Hours:
0.0
V. Client Consultation
Hours
(including correspondence)
A. Client Meetings/Consultations
1. Estimated number of meetings/consultations:
2. Estimated hours of consultation
(including time spent entering and leaving detention facility,
but excluding attorney travel time):
3. Travel time to/from client
a. Is client held in a remote facility
or on bond out of the district (Y or N)?
b. If yes above, what is round-trip
travel time to client?
c. Total estimated hours of travel time to client
0.0
(estimated number of trips multiplied by round-trip travel time):
0.0
B. Other Client Consultation, Including Correspondence
1. Specify form:
2. Estimated hours of other client consultation:
0.0
Subtotal Hours:
0.0
VI. Expert Witness Consultation
Hours
(including time spent locating, corresponding, and consulting with experts,
as well as time preparing expert witnesses to testify)
List below each expert witness by name and area of expertise:
A.
B.
CJA 28A (Rev. 10/12) Attorney Services Detail/Page 5
C.
D.
E.
F.
Subtotal Hours:
VII. Other Meetings and Consultations
Hours
A. With Prosecutors and Case Agents:
B. With Co-counsel and Associates:
C. With Investigators and Paralegals:
D. With Counsel for Codefendants:
E. Total Estimated Travel Time for Other Meetings and Consultations:
0.0
Subtotal Hours:
0.0
VIII. Case Budget Preparation Time
Hours
A. Time Spent Preparing Case Budget (including determining per diem
rates and meeting with court personnel):
Subtotal Hours:
0.0
Grand Total Hours:
0.0
IX. Travel Costs
Dollars
A. Local Travel
$0.00
POV mileage rate:
1. Trips to meet with defendant