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Superior Court Releases Administrative Orders on Pro Bono Attorneys, Access to Juvenile Records, and CJA Panel

June 28, 2024

On June 27 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued three administrative orders regarding attorneys eligible to receive pro bono appointment, special access to juvenile records, and Criminal Justice Act Panel attorneys.

Administrative Order 24-06  lists the attorneys at Hogan Lovells US LLP who have completed the Superior Court Trial Skills Program Trainings and are now permitted, at the discretion of the appointing judge or magistrate judge, to receive appointments from the Superior Court’s misdemeanor and Class 2 felony adult cases pro bono.

Administrative Order 24-07  grants NORC at the University of Chicago (formerly the National Opinion Research Center) access to juvenile records to conduct a multisite study on youth defense delivery systems, practices, and associated outcomes. NORC may publicly share the aggregate results of the analysis, but no final analyses or reports shall contain any data or information from which it would be possible to identify any party, witness, social worker, judicial officer, or other person contained or mentioned in the juvenile case records.

Administrative Order 24-08 lists the full and provisional members of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel. Absent suspension or removal, the attorneys listed as full members are appointed to the CJA Panel for a period of four years. Provisional members serve two-year terms and must apply to become full members before their term expires.

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