CJA Duty Schedule Instructions

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I. URL

The URL (Internet address) for the Court Rosters and CJA Duty Schedule web page is: http://court.cacd.uscourts.gov/cja.

II. User Name

The User Name must be entered in lower case and must be obtained from the CJA Office.

III. Password

The Password must be entered in lower case and must be obtained from the CJA Office.

IV. Determining Availability

The attorneys in each duty group determine among themselves the order of availability for the assigned duty day. The order can be changed as often as necessary by following the instructions below.

V. Notifying the Clerk’s Office

Once the order of availability has been determined, the Clerk’s Office must be notified via the Internet no less than 2 business days before their duty day. (E.g., Notification for a Friday duty day must be received from each duty group before midnight Tuesday. Notification for a Monday duty day must be received from each duty group before midnight Wednesday.) Only one group member need notify the Clerk’s Office. The group member must connect to the Internet. Once connected, enter the URL to access the Court’s Rosters and CJA Duty Schedules web page. You will then be taken to a list of the divisional CJA Panels. (See Exhibit “A.”) Click on the team schedule link for the division that you would like to change the call order.

Calendar View Screen. You will see the calendar view page of the CJA Duty Schedule. (See Exhibit “B.”) This page will allow you to view the entire month. Select the Duty Group by clicking once on the highlighted Groups listed on the specific duty date.

Western/Southern/Eastern Division CJA Panel Duty Day Screen. By clicking on the highlighted Groups you will be taken to the CJA Panel Duty Day screen. (See Exhibit “C.”) On this screen the assigned attorneys will appear under the appropriate duty group. To modify the Call Order of the duty attorneys to accurately reflect the agreed order of availability, click on the Edit button at the top left side of the web page. You will then be prompted to enter the User Name and Password.

Western/Southern/Eastern Division CJA Panel Duty Day Second Screen. After entering the User Name and Password, it will take you to a second CJA Panel Duty Day Screen that will show as “edit mode”. At this screen next to each group member simply click in the corresponding box and enter the number of the attorney’s order of availability. (See Exhibit “D.”) When completed click on the Submit button at the bottom left side of the web page. After clicking the Submit button, you will be taken to the calendar view page.

Close the web page. You have now completed notifying the Clerk’s Office.

VI. Early Notification to the Clerk’s Office

Notification to the Clerk’s Office of the order of availability can be made at anytime prior to the 2 business day requirement. Follow the procedures listed above under V.

VII. See January 17, 2012, Duty Day Procedures Memorandum from Judge Fischer

Click here to view the memorandum.