A notice from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was posted in the Monroe County Bar Association's April newsletter that might be of interest to some of my readers. I wasn't able to locate a similar announcement on line to link to however:
The Criminal Justtice Act ("CJA") Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has decided that effective immediately the Court will not reimburse CJA appointed counsel for any costs associated with the production of briefs and appendices other than copying and binding of the necessary copies of those documents, the original text of which, including covers, tables of contents, table of cases, and any necessary certifications, should be prepared by counsel using appropriate word processing and formatting in compliance with the requirements of federal and local rules of appellate procedure.
All bills submitted for reimbursement for copying and binding of briefs performed by a printing house or copying service must be fully itemized and must indicate each component of the total charge for such services. Failure to do so will result in those costs be disallowed.