Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Information

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

  • Criminal Justice Act
  • eVoucher Info
  • CJA Applications & Panel Lists
 
  General Notice To CJA Attorneys General Notice To CJA Attorneys
General Notice To CJA Attorneys
CJA Attorney requests for holds or hiatuses of appointments have a significant impact on 1325 Misdemeanor duty and El Centro duty week schedules, the Court now requires that the requesting...
  1325 Attorney Calendar 1325 Attorney Calendar
1325 Attorney Calendar
  9th Circuit CJA Policies and Procedures 9th Circuit CJA Policies and Procedures
9th Circuit CJA Policies and Procedures
  Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 7 - Defender Services  Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 7 - Defender Services
Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 7 - Defender Services
Guidelines for the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act and Related Statutes
  CJA Plan CJA Plan
CJA Plan
Refer to General Orders 499499-A, 499-B and 499-C to review the Revised Criminal Justice Act Plan in its entirety.
  CJA Panel Attorney Code of Conduct CJA Panel Attorney Code of Conduct
CJA Panel Attorney Code of Conduct
General Orders 405, 405-A and 405-B outline the qualifications for CJA panel attorneys. Attorneys are appointed once a year and serve for 2 years. Code of Conduct, pursuant to CivLR 83.4

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.

 
  Associate or Contract Billing Instructions Associate or Contract Billing Instructions
Associate or Contract Billing Instructions
  CJA eVoucher Access Instructions CJA eVoucher Access Instructions
CJA eVoucher Access Instructions
  CJA eVoucher Attorney Manual CJA eVoucher Attorney Manual
CJA eVoucher Attorney Manual
  CJA eVoucher Expert Login Instructions CJA eVoucher Expert Login Instructions
CJA eVoucher Expert Login Instructions
  CJA Staff eVoucher Contact List CJA Staff eVoucher Contact List
CJA Staff eVoucher Contact List

CJA 1 - 619-557-5736  |   CJA 2 -  619-446-3670  |  E-mail: CJA@casd.uscourts.gov
  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

- Maintaining the Attorney User Profile
- Navigating the CJA eVoucher Program
- Preparing and Submitting a CJA 20 Voucher

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  General Order 602 General Order 602
General Order 602
​Use of Associates and Contract Attorneys
  General Order 610 General Order 610
General Order 610
​Mandatory Electronic Submission of CJA Vouchers
 
  CJA Appellate Panel Application For Term 2020-2021 CJA Appellate Panel Application For Term 2020-2021
CJA Appellate Panel Application For Term 2020-2021

All applications must be filed online between September 3, 2019 and October 7, 2019

1. Notice To Appellate Attorneys
2. CJA Appellate Panel Application 2020-2021 (Fillable)
3. CLICK HERE To Submit Completed Application
  Material Witness CJA Panel Application For Term 2019-2021 Material Witness CJA Panel Application For Term 2019-2021
Material Witness CJA Panel Application For Term 2019-2021

All applications must be filed online between August 1, 2019 and October 17, 2019  
by 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

1. Notice To All Prospective Material Witness CJA Member
2.  Material Witness CJA Panel Application 2019-2021 (Fillable)
3. CLICK HERE To Submit Completed Application
  CVB Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2019-2022 CVB Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2019-2022
CVB Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2019-2022

All applications must be filed online between August 1, 2019 and October 17, 2019 
by 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

1. Notice To All Current and Prospective Defense Attorney CJA Member 
2. CLICK HERE To Submit Resume and Cover Letter
  CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2019-2021 CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2019-2021
CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2019-2021

All applications must be filed online between July 17, 2019 and October 17, 2019 
by 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

1. Notice To All Prospective Defense Attorney CJA Member
2. Defense Attorney CJA Panel Application 2019-2021 (Fillable)
3. CLICK HERE To Submit Completed Application
  Material Witness Attorney Panel Appointments Material Witness Attorney Panel Appointments
Material Witness Attorney Panel Appointments
  CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2018-2020 CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2018-2020
CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application For Term 2018-2020

All applications must be filed online between July 16, 2018 and October 19, 2018 
by 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

1. Notice To All Prospective Defense Attorney CJA Member
2. Defense Attorney CJA Panel Application 2018-2020 (Fillable)
3. CLICK HERE To Submit Completed Application
  CJA Appellate Panel Application For Term 2019-2020 CJA Appellate Panel Application For Term 2019-2020
CJA Appellate Panel Application For Term 2019-2020

All applications must be filed online between October 16, 2018 and November 19, 2018 
by 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

1. Notice To All Appellate CJA Members
2. Appellate CJA Panel Application 2019-2020 (Fillable)
3. CLICK HERE To Submit Completed Application