Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Information

The following documents and links are for information related to Criminal Justice Act attorneys.

  • Criminal Justice Act
  • EVOUCHER & CM/ECF
  • CJA Applications & Panel Lists

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.

 
  DUTY CALENDARS DUTY CALENDARS
DUTY CALENDARS
There are no duty calendars at this time.

CJA eVoucher is the Court's electronic CJA voucher system. It provides for the creation, submission and tracking of all CJA related vouchers submitted to the court. As of September 1, 2012, all CJA payment vouchers must be submitted electronically using the CJA eVoucher system. All CJA panel attorneys and CJA service providers must register with the Clerk of the Court to obtain user training and login information.

 
  eVoucher Captivate Training Modules eVoucher Captivate Training Modules
eVoucher Captivate Training Modules

Note: Generic Versions for Multi-District Use. Not everything covered is applicable to the Southern District of California

- Creating a New CJA20/30 Voucher
- CJA Expert Services and Authorization
- Creating a CJA-20/30 Voucher with an Associate
- Creating An SLP
- Sign In to eVoucher and Modify Your SLP
- Linking Accounts

  CM/ECF User Manual  CM/ECF User Manual
CM/ECF User Manual
CM/ECF questions, contact the CM/ECF Help Desk at: (866) 233-7983.
  Obtaining a Free CJA PACER Account Obtaining a Free CJA PACER Account
Obtaining a Free CJA PACER Account
  Service Provider Funding Request' >  Service Providers and Experts
  Service Provider Funding Request
Service Providers and Experts
  Service Provider Funding Request
Service Providers and Experts
  Service Provider Funding Request



Contacting the CJA Unit
CJA Supervising Attorney: Emily Bahr (619) 321-0778, Emily_Bahr@casd.uscourts.gov
CJA Desk: (619) 557-5736, CJA@casd.uscourts.gov

Becoming a CJA Panel Member

The Criminal Justice Act Panel is a group of qualified and court-approved attorneys who are eligible for appointment by the Court to represent individuals in criminal cases who are unable for financial reasons to retain counsel. The appointments are made by the Court on a rotating basis.

There are four panels in the Southern District: Criminal Defense (San Diego and El Centro Sectors), Appellate, Material Witness, and Central Violations Bureau.

When application periods are open, notice and application forms will be listed below.


PANEL LISTS
 
  Criminal Defense Panel (El Centro Sector) Criminal Defense Panel (El Centro Sector)
Criminal Defense Panel (El Centro Sector)