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2020 Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Application Process Open

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Through its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, the Court's 2020 CJA Application Process is open. Dependent on experience, attorneys who wish to serve as appointed contract counsel on criminal cases may apply to be members of the CJA Panel or the CJA Mentee Attorney Panel. The application and more information on CJA related processes is located on the Court's website at

Any attorney requesting to be a new member of the CJA Panel or CJA Mentee Attorney Program must submit a completed application for membership no later than July 6, 2020. Applications must be sent to the attention of Clerk of Court Gregory J. Linhares by email to by the deadline stated above. For those selected, new CJA panel member terms will begin in October.

NOTE: Existing CJA Panel attorneys should not reply to this application request. You will be contacted separately with reapplication directions.


Gregory J. Linhares
Clerk of Court
United States District Court - Eastern Missouri


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