Title 18 U.S.C. § 3006A of the Guide to Judiciary Policies & Procedures requires every United States District Court, with the approval of the judicial council of the circuit, to implement a plan for providing adequate representation to any individual who is financially incapable of retaining counsel. This includes any individual who:
b. is a juvenile alleged to have committed an act of juvenile delinquency as defined in section 5031 of this title;
c. is charged with a violation of probation;
d. is under arrest, when such representation is required by law;
e. is charged with a violation of supervised release or faces modification, reduction or enlargement of a condition, or extension or revocation of a term of supervised release;
f. is subject to a mental condition hearing under Chapter 313 of this title;
g. is in custody as a material witness;
h. is entitled to appointment of counsel under the sixth amendment to the constitution;
i. faces loss of liberty in a case, and Federal law requires the appointment of counsel;
j. is entitled to the appointment of counsel under Section 4109 of this title.
If a U.S. Magistrate Judge determines that the interests of justice so require, representation may be provided to an individual financially eligible if the person is charged with a Class B or C misdemeanor or an infraction for which an individual faces confinement or is seeking relief under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254 or 2255.
APPLICATION FOR CJA PANEL
PURPOSE OF CJA PANEL
To improve overall quality of representation for indigents in this court, the Judges have established a Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee whose duties shall be to screen application by attorneys for appointments to a rotating panel available for appointment under the CJA Act. Such appointments would be made after qualifications and experience of the applicants are thoroughly reviewed and evaluated by the Committee.