The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has created case-budgeting worksheets and instructions for non-capital mega cases federal capital prosecutions, and capital habeas corpus cases. One major feature of the Microsoft Excel worksheets is that the attorney budgeting categories correspond to the in-court and out-of-court categories on the Form CJA 30, Death Penalty Proceedings: Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel and Form CJA 20, Appointment and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel.

Information about case budgeting can be obtained by contacting the Office of Defender Services (ODS), Legal and Policy Branch Duty Day Attorney, at 202-502-3030. Judges and panel attorneys in the Second, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits should contact their circuit CJA case-budgeting attorney.

See Memorandum of the Director, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, July 22, 2008 for additional contact and other information regarding case budgeting.