Whenever appointed counsel submit separate vouchers (see the Guide, Vol. 7, § 230.50(b) and § 230.50(c)), time spent in common on more than one indictment or case must be prorated, and each indictment or case must be cross-referenced on the voucher. [Guide, Vol. 7, § 230.50(d)] However, expenses incurred in common must be billed to one of the CJA representations. [Guide, Vol. 7, § 230.50(f)]

For example, when visiting multiple incarcerated CJA defendants at the same location, an attorney must prorate the travel time among the defendants and bill the mileage expenses to one of the CJA representations. The attorney must disclose to the court when travel or other work is for a purpose in addition to representing a CJA client, so that the court can determine whether the time (and expenses) should be apportioned and the attorney compensated for the time (and expenses) is reasonably attributable to the CJA. [See Guide, Vol. 7, § 230.50(g)]

Proration of time among CJA representations must not result in an attorney billing a larger amount than would have been invoiced if all of the time had been assigned to one representation. [Guide, Vol. 7, § 230.50(h)]