CJA Panel, Mentor Program & Appellate Panel Application


The Federal Defender and The CJA Standing Committee considers applications and makes recommendations to the District Court annually in the autumn. If interested in applying, please review the prerequisites, qualifications, obligations, and duties required for participation in these panels in our District’s CJA Plan. We also sponsor a paid mentorship program for aspiring CJA Panel attorneys to gain experience in federal criminal defense. For questions about the CJA Panel or the Mentor Program, please contact CJA Resource Counsel Jenn Kaplan at jennifer_kaplan@fd.org.