CJA

The information on this site is for Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel attorneys and aspiring CJA Panel attorneys. The CJA Panel consists of qualified and court-approved attorneys who are appointed by the court to represent eligible clients who cannot be represented by the Federal Public Defender's office. Appointments are made on a rotating basis. The CJA Administration also administers a two-tiered mentor program consisting of second chair experience, guidance from experienced CJA Panel members, and a CLE curriculum for attorneys who need federal experience prior to Panel admission.

For current CJA Panel members wishing to utilize our password-protected resources, please first log in and then visit our CJA Portal.

We are currently accepting applications for the CJA Panel and Mentor program. Applications are due September 30, 2022. Questions may be directed to CJA Resource Counsel Jenn Kaplan at jennifer_kaplan@fd.org. We are hosting a virtual open house for attorneys interested in learning about the Panel on August 30, 2022 at noon:

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CJA Administration

1601 Fifth Ave
Suite 700
Seattle, Washington 98101
Phone: 206.553.2510
Toll Free: 800.246.2724
Fax: 206.553.2334
E-mail: WAW_CJA@fd.org
Office Hours: 8:00a to 4:30p