CJA Panel, Mentor Program & Appellate Panel Application

October 15, 2021 Deadline

The Federal Defender and the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Standing Committee for the Western District of Washington will be considering applications to join the Seattle and Tacoma CJA panels during their annual January review. If interested in applying to either panel, please review the prerequisites, qualifications, obligations, and duties required for participation in these panels. See CJA Plan for the Western District of Washington.

The completed application, along with a letter of interest, writing sample, and a resume, should be sent by email to Jennifer_Kaplan@fd.org  no later than October 15, 2021.

The Standing Committee reviews the applications, conducts reference checks, and interviews finalists for the panels. The Committee then makes recommendations to the District Court judges for final determination.