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									In Court Hourly Worksheet                                                                                                              Case Number(s)

                                                                                                                          CJA Voucher Number(s)

                                                                             TIME & SERVICES (Report all Time in Tenth-of-Hour Increments (e.g., 6 mins. = 0.1 hr.))

                                                                            MOTIONS
                                                              ARRAIGNMENT     AND            BAIL          SENTENCING                       REVOCATION         APPEALS
  DATE          BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES                   OR PLEA     REQUESTS       HEARINGS         HEARINGS           TRIAL         HEARINGS           COURT       OTHER




                                                 PAGE TOTAL

                                                GRAND TOTAL




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Out-of-Court Hourly Worksheet                                                                            Case Number(s)

                                                                                             CJA Voucher Number(s)

                                                                                                             TIME & SERVICES
                                                                                  (Report all Time in Tenth-of-Hour Increments (e.g., 6 mins. = 0.1 hr.))

                                                                                                OBTAINING          LEGAL                           INVESTIGA-
                                                                               INTERVIEWS         AND            RESEARCH                           TIVE AND
    DATE                        BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES                     AND           REVIEWING        AND BRIEF                           OTHER
                                                                              CONFERENCES       RECORDS           WRITING        TRAVEL TIME         WORK




                                                                 PAGE TOTAL

                                                                GRAND TOTAL

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Other Expenses Worksheet                                                                                          Case Number(s)

                                                                                                         CJA Voucher Number(s)

                                                                                                        AMOUNT PER ITEM

                                                                                                                                      LONG-
                                                                                                                                     DISTANCE
   DATE              BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE                                                          PHOTO-                   TELEPHONE
                                                                          MILEAGE   PARKING   LODGING      COPYING        POSTAGE     TOLLS       OTHER




                                                    TOTAL FOR EACH ITEM



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                               Instructions for Completing In-Court Hourly Worksheet

                 This worksheet is intended to standardize the itemization, documentation, auditing, and judicial review of appointed
counsels’ bills for professional representation under the Criminal Justice Act. The worksheet is the foundational document for most entries
that will be carried over to the CJA 20 voucher. To ensure that the worksheet and the CJA 20 are mutually supportive and consistent,
please comply with the following requests:

       1.      Ensure the Southern District of Mississippi’s case number and the CJA 20 voucher number (it is printed in red ink in the
               upper-right corner of the CJA 20) are placed on each page of the worksheets.

       2.      Ensure each entry shows—

               a. the date each service was performed;

               b. a brief description of the service performed; and,

               c. the time, in hours and tenths of hours, spent performing each service, entered under the appropriate column heading
               (service category ).

       3.      Number the pages of each worksheet, in the lower right corner.

       4.      Carry the time and date for each worksheet service category to Item 17 on the CJA 20 form, and total the items.

       5.      Multiply the in-court total by the applicable hourly rate and extend the result to Item 17A on the CJA 20.

       6.      Attach the In-Court Hourly Worksheet (and all other worksheets) to the CJA 20.

       7.      If you need additional copies of the worksheet, you may photocopy them yourself, call the Clerk’s Office (601) 965-6009
               and select extension 1117, or download them from the Southern District’s Internet homepage:

                       http://www.mssd.uscourts.gov




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                                   Instructions for Completing Out-of-Court Hourly Worksheet

                 This worksheet is intended to standardize the itemization, documentation, auditing, and judicial review of appointed
counsels’ bills for professional representation under the Criminal Justice Act. The worksheet is the foundational document for most entries
that will be carried over to the CJA 20 voucher. To ensure that the worksheet and the CJA 20 are mutually supportive and consistent,
please comply with the following requests:

       1.      Ensure the Southern District of Mississippi’s case number and the CJA 20 voucher number (it is printed in red ink in the
               upper-right corner of the CJA 20) are placed on each page of the worksheets.

       2.      Ensure each entry shows—

               a. the date each service was performed;

               b. a brief description of the service performed; and,

               c. the time, in hours and tenths of hours, spent performing each service, entered under the appropriate column heading
               (service category ).

       3.      Number the pages of each worksheet, in the lower right corner.

       4.      Carry the time and date for each worksheet service category to Item 18 on the CJA 20 form, and total the items.

       5.      Multiply the in-court total by the applicable hourly rate and extend the result to Item 18A on the CJA 20.

       6.      Attach the Out-of-Court Hourly Worksheet (and all other worksheets) to the CJA 20.

       7.      If you need additional copies of the worksheet, you may photocopy them yourself, call the Clerk’s Office (601) 965-6009
               and select extension 1117, or download them from the Southern District’s Internet homepage:

                       http://www.mssd.uscourts.gov




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                                   Instructions for Completing the Other Expenses Worksheet

                 This worksheet is intended to standardize the itemization, documentation, auditing, and judicial review of appointed
counsels’ bills for professional representation under the Criminal Justice Act. The worksheet is the foundational document for most entries
that will be carried over to the CJA 20 voucher. To ensure that the worksheet and the CJA 20 are mutually supportive and consistent,
please comply with the following requests:

       1.      Ensure the Southern District of Mississippi’s case number and the CJA 20 voucher number (it is printed in red ink in the
               upper-right corner of the CJA 20) are placed on each page of the worksheets.

       2.      Ensure each entry shows—

               a. the date each expense was incurred;

               b. a brief description of the expense; and,

               c. the amount of each expense, entered under the appropriate column heading (service category ).

       3.      Number the pages of each worksheet, in the lower right corner.

       4.      Carry the totals for each worksheet service category to Item 19 on the CJA 20 form, and total the items. Compute
               reimbursable travel at the rate of $.36.5 per mile. Note that travel expenses and all other expenses are reported
               separately in Items 19A and 19B on the CJA 20 form.

       5.      Multiply the total by the applicable hourly rate and extend the result to Item 19A (Travel Expenses) and 19B (all other
               expenses) on the CJA 20.

       6.      Attach the Other Expenses Worksheet (and all other worksheets) to the CJA 20.

       7.      If you need additional copies of the worksheet, you may photocopy them yourself, call the Clerk’s Office (601) 965-6009
               and select extension 1117, or download them from the Southern District’s Internet homepage:

                       http://www.mssd.uscourts.gov




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