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Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Application Process Open through July 12, 2024

Monday, May 13, 2024

Through its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, the Court's 2024 CJA Application Process is open. Dependent on experience, attorneys not currently on the CJA Panel, who wish to serve as appointed contract counsel on criminal cases, may apply to be members of the CJA Panel or the CJA Mentee 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 Panel Program must submit a completed application for membership no later than July 12, 2024. Applications and attachments must be submitted in a single PDF to the attention of Clerk of Court Nathan M. Graves 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.

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