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D.C. Court of Appeals Seeks Applications for CJA Panel

June 3, 2014

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals is accepting applications for its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel. Attorneys on the CJA Panel are appointed by the court to represent indigent appellants in criminal appeals.

Before submitting materials, applicants should read Miscellaneous Order No. M-217-03, which establishes a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirement for CJA Panel attorneys; the 2006 Notice to CJA Counsel Concerning the Annual CLE Requirement; and the memorandum, “Obligations of Counsel.” These and other documents can be found on the court’s Web site.

Applicants must submit four copies of their completed application, including four copies of the writing sample, to the Clerk’s Office of the D.C. Court of Appeals by July 18. In addition, attorneys serving on the CJA Panel who wish to remain in place must submit a completed application update no later than July 18.

The application and application update can be found on the court’s Web site. Completed applications should be submitted to the attention of Rosanna Mason, Staff Counsel, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Historic Courthouse, 430 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.