CJA Panel Attorney Representative

The Panel Attorney District Representative (PADR) is selected from the CJA Panel  with the approval of the chief judge. The PADR's responsibilities include:

  • attending the annual National Conference of CJA Panel Attorney District Representatives;
  • acting as a liaison between the CJA Panel and the Federal Public Defender, the court and the Administrative Office of the US Courts; and
  • serving on the district's CJA Standing Committee

The current PADR for the Western District of Washington is

Paula T. Olson
4020 North Vassault Street
Tacoma, Washington 98407
(253) 777-5716