CJA NOTICE REGARDING GOVERNMENT TRAVEL RATES
FOR COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL TRAVELING TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Counsel appointed under the Criminal Justice Act are eligible for reduced government
travel rates pursuant to Section 702 of the Federal Courts Administration Act of 1992, Public
Law 102-572, 106 Stat. 4506.
Omega World Travel (Omega) will obtain government rate plane or train tickets for you
and charge them to the Court’s account. Alternatively, you may make your own travel
arrangements; however, if you do so, reimbursement for plane or train travel will be limited to
the government rate that could have been obtained through Omega.
Upon receipt of the notice scheduling a case for oral argument, counsel planning to travel
by train or commercial airline must call (804) 916-2700 to obtain travel authorization.
The Clerk's Office will prepare a Travel Authorization form which will be faxed to you.
You should then contact Omega at 1-866-450-0401 to obtain government rate plane or
train tickets for coach section seating charged to the Court's account.
When calling Omega, advise them that you are an attorney providing CJA representation
in this Court and provide them with the Internal Accounting Control Number from the
Travel arrangements should be made as soon as possible following receipt of the oral
argument notice to ensure the availability of government travel rates.
As counsel appointed under the Criminal Justice Act, you are also eligible for
government hotel rates. You should make your own reservations directly with the hotel,
identifying yourself as CJA counsel and requesting the government rate.
One night’s lodging and meals while on travel will be reimbursed at an actual expense
rate not in excess of $294 for travel to Richmond. Subsistence expenses for travel to
present argument at locations other than Richmond will likewise be reimbursed within
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