United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court

Criminal Justice Act (CJA)

The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) (United States Code: Title 18, § 3006A) provides federal funds for attorneys, experts, and services necessary for the adequate representation of indigent defendants. In the Northern District, the CJA Unit of the Clerk's Office administers the CJA.

In addition to overseeing payment to counsel and experts, the CJA Unit serves as a resource for panel members in their representation of indigent clients.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Effective December 1, 2013, Northern District of California CJA attorneys and their approved associates must use eVoucher to enter time and submit vouchers for all pending cases.


CJA POLICY DOCUMENTS AT A GLANCE:

Northern District

Ninth Circuit

National


NOTE TO VISITORS:

The CJA Unit is currently doing some website housekeeping. If you have trouble finding what you are looking for, please contact us.

General CJA Topics


Criminal Representation
(Capital and Non-Capital)


Capital Habeas Representation