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.
The recruitment season for the CJA Panel and mentor program is in the fall. We are not currently accepting applications, but are happy to respond to queries regarding eligibility and the application process. Questions may be directed to CJA Resource Counsel Jenn Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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