For Attorneys: CJA

Third Thursdays

Updated on Feb 12, 2019

These are monthly programs sponsored by The Federal Defenders of Idaho.  It is held, appropriately enough, on the Third Thursday of each month other than during the summer.  This "brown-bag" luncheon normally meets at the Boise Federal Defenders Office, 702 W. Idaho, Suite 1000, Boise, at noon.

The program features a variety of speakers and experts from various areas of the criminal justice system and is approved for free CLE with the Idaho State Bar.  The announcement of speakers, topics and details are sent monthly to the CJA mailing list and to anyone who has expressed an interest in being on that mailing list.  Other mailings include various topics of interest including recent 9th Circuit decisions and commentary.

Location: Boise office of the Federal Defender Services of Idaho, 702 W. Idaho, Suite 1000.

For more information contact Joy Fish at the Boise Federal Defenders Office at (208) 331-5500.

Western All-Star Conference and Confabulation

This is an annual conference presented by the Federal Defenders.  The one or two day program is held in the fall each year and features topics about both general criminal defense and capital habeas representation.  Outstanding speakers from all over the United States participate and share their expertise.  There is an opportunity to get together with these speakers at the end of the conference in an informal setting sponsored by the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers who cosponsors the annual conference.  The cost is minimal and CLE credit is approved by the Idaho State Bar.

Training and eVoucher Resources
2018 Annual Western All-Star Conference
Brochure and Registration information for the 2018 Annual Western All-Star Conference & Confabulation to be held September 20-21, 2018 in Boise, ID.
District of Idaho, CJA Guidelines
General Order 231 -- CJA Procedures
eVoucher Overview
Create eVoucher Travel Request
eVoucher Manual for Attorneys
eVoucher Manual for Experts
Voucher Reference Tool
Navigating the CJA eVoucher Program
6 minute video
Maintaining the Attorney User Profile
8 minute video
CJA 20 Billing Tips
CJA 20 Attorney Voucher
13 minute video
CJA 21 Expert Services Voucher
With Prior Authorization.  13 minute video
CJA-21 and 31 Billing Tips
CJA 21 & 24 Voucher Instructions
CJA 25: Investigative/Expert Svcs (revised 8/16)
Notice to CJA Panel Attorney Regarding Availability of Investigative, Expert and Other Services. 
Case Compensation Maximums
Discovery Billing Tips
Expert Services Authorization Request
7 minute video
CJA CLE with Blair Perilman
Presentation of  "Managing your Criminal Case" by Blair Perilman, Ninth Circuit Case Managing Attorney.  CLE held August 17, 2017.
Idaho CJA eVoucher/Billing Training
Password: 4T*?*7=@
2021 ID Panel Training
CJA Billing Tips
ID AUTH Service Provider Funding Request Form
Request for Excess Compensation Form
REC Form and Billing Training

eVoucher Contact Information

For information or inquiries on filling out, submitting and general guidance on CJA Vouchers, contact the CJA Voucher Financial Specialist:

Name Phone Email
Sam McDonald (208) 334-9113


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