CJA Guidance & Policy

On this page are a number of helpful guides and references for CJA panel members to use.  Please see the CJA Reference Manual for the best compilation of CJA policies in this District.  We hope these guides provide useful information on CJA forms, voucher processing, rates, expenses, case budgeting and other questions you may have.

Criminal Justice Act Reference Manual
Informational Handout re Interpreters
CJA Case Budgeting Policy and Procedure


Questions? If you have comments or questions, please contact one of the individuals listed below:

Sarah McNamara
U.S. District Court
156 Federal Street
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 780-3356

Michele Mitchell
U.S. District Court
202 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 945-0575


For questions relating specifically to CJA Case Budgeting, please contact:

Michael C. Andrews
First Circuit Case Budgeting Attorney
(617) 748-9104