Criminal Justice Act Attorneys
Court of Appeals
Attorneys appointed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) will find on this page links to documents of interest and of use in their practice before the court. Other material, including court rules and forms may be found elsewhere on the website.
The DC Court of Appeals maintains its own list of attorneys eligible for appointment under the Criminal Justice Act. This is a closed panel and the Court opens the panel up once a year (usually the beginning of June) for new applicants to apply. The court issues an announcement of when the court will accept applications and the requirement and at that time will have the application available on the website.
|Voucher Guidelines for Attorneys Appointed by the DC Court of Appeals Under the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Act||Download|
|Order Establishing CLE Requirement for CJA attorneys (Sep 2003)||Download|
|Obligations of CJA Counsel in the DCCA||Download|
|CJA - Certification regarding counsel on appeal||Download|
|Notice Concerning Annual CLE Requirement (April 2006)||Download|
|CJA - CLE year end certification||Download|
|Joint Committee Order of June 17, 1991||Download|
|Statement Regarding Transcript (criminal cases)||Download|
|CJA-CCAN Hourly Rates and Statutory Limits for DCCA Appeals||Download|
Note: all applicants must submit the updated version of the application, captioned "SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PANEL APPLICATION 2018 RE-ESTABLISHMENT." Older versions of the application will not be considered.
|17-17 Regular Re-establishment of the CJA Panel||Download|
|Notice of 2018 Re-establishment||Download|
|2018 Re-establishment CJA Panel Application||Download|
|2018 Re-establishment CJA Panel Application (Word Doc)||Download|
|Obligation to CJA Attorneys to Sign Up for Appointment in New Cases||Download|