Criminal Justice Act (CJA)


The court is now accepting applications.  The application period will close on Monday, April 22, 2024.

Instructions on how to apply to the panels, and the application packets, are available on the
Office of the Federal Public Defender website.

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.

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.