CJA Appellate Panel Membership Application

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The application period for the Ninth Circuit CJA Appellate Panel for the Central District is now open, and closes on January 31, 2022. Panel members receive appointments under 18 U.S.C. § 3006A to handle direct criminal appeals and civil appeals from denial of relief under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2254 and 2255 in cases arising out of the Central District and Guam. Applicants should have significant federal criminal appellate experience or other transferable experience and a commitment to the representation of indigent defendants and petitioners. Excellent time management skills are also essential. At this moment, we are primarily recruiting applicants who can handle direct federal criminal appeals.

If you wish to be considered for a three-year term, you must complete and submit an application packet by no later than January 31, 2022. Submissions received after that date will not be considered for the 2022 term. If you have questions, or to receive an application packet, please email Brittany_Klein@fd.org.