Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 7. I am an Assistant U.S. Attorney; must I apply for admission?

    No. You do not have to apply for admission, but if you leave the DOJ and enter private practice, you must apply for regular or pro hac vice admission.

  • 8. I am an attorney for a federal agency other than the DOJ; must I apply for pro hac vice admission?

    Yes, but your fee is waived and your Certificate of Good Standing may be issued within one year of filing.

  • Are stipulations emailed to NYED, as they are in NYSD?

    No, filings for NYED cases are made via CM/ECF. The clerks office does not accept emailed filings.

  • Are there special settings for IE 11 to access eVoucher?
    Yes.
     
    1. Open the Internet Explorer Browser
    2. Navigate to the CJA eVoucher website
    3. Click on Tools icon 
    4. Select Compatibility View Settings
    5. Add uscourts.gov to compatibility view.
    6. Click Close
    7. Close the Internet Explorer browser and reopen the browser.  The website should display correctly now.
  • Can I file my new case by email, by fax or electronically via cm/ecf?

    No, Pro se litigants may not file a new case by email, by fax or electronically via cm/ecf.

  • Can I file my papers electronically?

    Pro se litigants may not file electronically without the judge’s prior approval.  If you would like to electronically file your papers, you must make a written application to the judge and include information regarding your ability to use a computer and what computer access you have.

  • Can I postpone my jury duty or get excused via e-mail?

    We do not accept postponements or excusals via email. Please contact the Jury Office at (800) 587-6775 for further information.

  • Can I postpone my Jury Duty via email?

    All requests for postponements or excusals must be made IN WRITING no less than 10 DAYS prior to the summons date. Please use the postage-paid envelope provided with your summons and include a copy of your summons along with the request.

  • Can I still be a juror if I am not a citizen, or I am a non-resident,or an attorney?

    Proof must be provided in writing before the summons date. All proof should be accompanied with a copy of the summons and sent to the address on the face of the summons.

  • Do I cash the check and give my employer the base payment for each day I serve as a juror or do I have to give the entire check?

    Your employer is not entitled to the travel expenses incurred during your term of service.

  • Do I get a separate check for my jury service and travel expenses?

    There will only be one check, covering your travel expenses and jury service fees, and it will be mailed directly to you.

  • Do I have to submit a memorandum in support of my voucher?

    If your voucher exceeds the statutory maximum for the type of representation, you must submit a CJA 26 Supplemental Information Statement explaining why the claim is an excess claim. If you do not submit this form, your voucher will be returned to you unprocessed. If the claim is under the statutory limits, there is no need for a CJA 26.

  • Do I have to supply my social security number?

    Yes. To process a voucher for payment, the Administrative Office must have your social security number (16B). The taxpayer or law firm ID number (16C) is required only if you checked "Yes" in 16A. All checks will be made out to you, not the law firm. If your firm is incorporated (16A), a 1099 will be provided to the firm, not to you. 

  • Do I include claims for transcripts on my CJA 20 voucher?

    No. All claims for transcripts must be submitted on a CJA 24 voucher.

  • Do I submit my LIRR receipts?

    No, public transportation is computed automatically. Only parking, bridge EZPass and/or toll receipts are needed. Please print your name, address and summons date on the back of all receipts that you submit.

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