Federal Court Accepting Applications for CJA Panel

Applications Due Aug 26, 2019

Lloyd D. George US Courthouse

The Clerk
of the Court of the federal district of Nevada is seeking applications for a limited
number of new Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel attorneys (appointment
of counsel for indigent defendants) for the Unofficial Southern Division of the
District of Nevada for both trial and appellate/habeas cases.

Attorneys interested in appointment to the CJA panel must submit an application to Debra Kempi, Clerk of Court, by August 26, 2019. Attorneys applying for the Appeals/Habeas panel(s) must also submit a writing sample. Applications are available on the Court’s website at www.nvd.uscourts.gov.

Applications must be submitted via electronic mail to cja_applications@nvd.uscourts.gov. Appointments for the new panel will be effective November 1, 2019.

Applicants must be members in good standing of the bar of the
Federal Court and have demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, the
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the
Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Attorneys on the CJA Panel also must have
demonstrated an interest in providing criminal defense services and a
reputation for competent and vigorous representation. Members of the panel are
required to participate in six (6) hours of training in federal criminal
practice, with at least three (3) of the six (6) hours on the Federal
Sentencing Guidelines, per year which shall be provided by the Federal Public
Defender’s Office or another court-approved
provider of Continuing Legal Education. Appeal/Habeas panel attorneys are required to participate
in three hours of training in appellate and/or habeas practice. They may
also have additional requirements consistent with the standards and legal
knowledge necessary for practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Source: U.S. District Court – District of Nevada