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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."
Duties of members of the CJA Standing Committee include reviewing applications for the CJA panel, participating in the administration of the panel, and investigating complaints against panel members. To qualify, an attorney must be a current member of the CJA panel, licensed to practice by the Colorado Supreme Court, have at least 10 years' experience practicing law, be in good standing with no disciplinary record, and have qualifying experience.
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on the Criminal Justice Act by March 17, 2014. Address the applications to:
Ridley, McGreevy & Winocur
303 16th Street, Suite 20
Denver, CO 80202
or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to all applicants, and many thanks for your continued service providing legal services to indigent defendants.