The Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") established a system to provide attorneys to defendants in federal criminal cases who could otherwise not afford legal representation. If you are currently a member of the CJA panel, and are interested in getting more experience, the Standing Committee is currently accepting applications for lawyers to serve on the Standing Committee on the Criminal Justice Act.
CJA Standing Committee Vacancies
The Standing Committee of the U.S. District Court's Criminal Justice Act has announced that it is seeking applications for the Standing Committee, so that it may fill three vacancies. The term for each position on the Standing Committee will begin on approximately April 1, 2014, and lasts three years. Once a member of the Standing Committee, an attorney may serve up to two more terms. The Standing Committee meets at least six times per year, and applicants must be "willing to attend all meetings, and must be prepared to devote significant time to the assigned duties."